In its second year of grant funding (7th year for CIAN’s Native American focused Research Experience for Teachers programs) CIAN hosted eight educators of Native American students. These teachers participated in an 8-week summer program at the University of Arizona. This included multiple relevant workshops, a course in the College of Education through the Teachers in Industry program, an intensive research laboratory experience, and a unique industry experience at CIAN’s partner companies (Edmund Optics, Lam Optics, and the UA Tech Park).
|Teacher||School Taught at||Subject & Grade Taught||Mentor||Project|
|Marjorie Beno||Pinon Middle School||7th grade science||Alan Kost||Laboratory Robotics Distance Learning Education|
|Roger CrazyWolf||Thoreau HS||9-12th science and health||Jesse Little||Supersonic Pressure Profiles|
|Rowena Ranoco||Newcomb High School||10-12th chemistry, anatomy & physiology, integrated science||Sasaan Showghi||DIY Droplet Lenses from Three Commercial Polymers|
|Claire McKenzie||Los Alamitos Middle School||7-12th, & Developmental Com. College mathematics and physics||Bob Norwood||Which Lens do I Use? The Characterization of Acylindrical Array Lenses|
|Dan Moreno||Gresham School||9-12th chemistry and biology||Jeff Pyun||Nanomaterial Synthesis for Magneto-Optical Sensing Applications|
|Rolanda Francis||Wingate High School||9-12th chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, intervention math & reading||Dan Kilper||Fiber Optic Temperature Monitoring for Water|
|Olivia Lansing||East Valley Academy||9-12th biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, environmental science||Euan McLeod||Characterization of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles with Gel Electrophoresis|
|Cynthia Demone||Sherman Indian High School||10-12th biology and chemistry||Alan Kost||Laboratory Robotics Distance Learning Education|
CIAN would like to especially thank the many faculty and graduate student mentors who made this summer such a success. Additionally, CIAN gives special thanks to the industry partners hosting teachers throughout this summer.
If you are interested in learning more about the O-RETiNAS RET program or applying, please visit our website.
Additionally, if you are interested in hosting teachers as an industry partner or helping in other ways as an industry partner, please contact us.