Research Education and Activities for Community Teachers (REACT)
The REACT (Research and Education Activities for Community Teachers) program connects K-12 educators to current research at Cornell University. Led by graduate students, this two-day workshop includes presentations on research and the path to higher education, lab tours, and demonstrations. The goal of REACT is to show teachers how cutting-edge research is performed today, equip them with activities that can help them bring that research back to the community and their students, and foster relationships between educators and graduate students. REACT was started at University of Michigan in 2017, and has grown tremendously since. Our team started visited the University of Michigan workshop in 2019 and started a Cornell branch of the program in 2020 to bring REACT to educators in New York. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Cornell REACT 2020 took place virtually over Zoom.
Due to continuing concerns and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 event will again be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday and Friday, July 22nd and 23rd, from 10 AM – 4 PM (EDT).
Maya Martirossyan (MSE)
Zoe Pollard (BEE)
Mel White (ECE)
Rachael Skye (MSE)
Aileen Luo (MSE)
Jasmin Kennard (CBE)
(MSE = Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
BEE = Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering,
CBE = Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
ECE = Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)