The WISE GK-12 Project objectives are to infuse interdisciplinary watershed research and computer mapping technology into the high school curriculum of Newport News. This project will provide Graduate Fellows a valuable teaching and communication experience while they apply their findings directly to benefit the environment and society.
Under the guidance of a CNU faculty mentor, an inquiry-based teaching approach will be used by CNU Fellows to guide 9th grade teachers and students in developing field sampling and spatial analysis skills to address critical watershed issues impacting the local Chesapeake Bay.
Disciplines: WISE Project has 4 participating disciplines – Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Computer Science.
This initiative makes possible eight graduate fellowships per year, offering attractive incentives for each recipient:
- Competitive stipend
- Tuition waiver
- Broad research opportunities
- Leadership development
- Community involvement and impact
Through our fellowship program we:
- Communicate science and research to various audiences and ages
- Stimulate interest in science among high school students and teachers
- Promote a national effort to advance scientific knowledge