Tag Archives: Middle School

My RET Experience @ Tuskegee

Why a summer at Tuskegee?

I am a 6th grade middle school science teacher from Greenville, South Carolina, at Greenville Early College, “Home of the Eagles”.  I wanted to be here at Tuskegee University; to observe and learn from Dr. Korivi and Dr. Jiang’s Microelectronics’ lab, in hopes of engaging my students this year.  My goal is to infuse aspects of the lab’s research in my projects planned for this school year.  What an experience thus far!

This lab has been full of invigorating activities and I have been absorbing ideas from the professors and engineering lab students.  One might conclude that 6th grade is too young to benefit from such an experience.  To the contrary…

1-dsc00082-a-wave

Designing wave guides to control an optical path, which will result in my students’ use of diodes for their projects this year.

2-dsc00101-circuit-board

New materials for capacitors, where my students can look to the future for outerwear to charge their cellphones and iPods.

Continue reading