In our ongoing effort to enhance the opportunities for the Program's participants, we have formed partnerships with the following organizations:
- In 2005 the Program began an international teacher exchange program with
Singapore's Ministry of
Education. Two teachers from Columbia's Program visited the Singapore
govenment schools while two Singapore science teachers worked in Columbia's research laboratories.
While the exchange portion of the partnership has ended, two SRP teachers
continue to visit Singapore government schools as guests of the Ministry of
Beginning in July 2007, the Program has placed two teachers each year who recently completed
the Summer Research Program in research laboratories at
James Cook University,
Townsville, Queensland, Australia. JCU faculty who have been generous in
opening their research groups to our teachers. To date, the following JCU
faculty hosting SRP teachers are: Kirsten Heimann (6 times!), Morgan
Pratchett, Dean Jerry, Lynne Van Herweden, David Blair, Christa Placzek,
Carl Spandler, John Ginger, & Peter Ridd.
In 2008, Columbia's
Department developed the
Variables program whereby SRP teachers each year learn the
fundamentals of observational astronomy.
In 2010, the Program developed a partnership with the
in Malaysia. To date, 8 SRP teachers have
provided professional development to science teachers at their
Tenby Eco Park school over a 2 week period. The project will continue
In 2012, with an award from NSF, the engineering RET program was
launched. Forming, Advancing
and Sustaining Teacher-Engineer Relationships (FASTER) has partnered
with the Summer Research Program to share best practices and resources.
In 2012, Bank Street
College partnered with the Summer Research Program to elevate the
science instruction during the weekly seminars.