The Eisenhower Program
The Eisenhower Program is a K-12 teacher development program in partnership with San Diego City Schools and San Diego State University, which is supported by the California Post-Secondary Education Commission (CPEC) and an Eisenhower Foundation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
We recognize that in order to impact training in science and mathematics, and to graduate competitive students from high school, the entire science education pipeline must be involved.We are also aware of the need to improve the content knowledge of teachers in the areas of science and mathematics.
This project began in 1997 with a summer institute in physics for K-12 science teachers, funded by an NSF grant to the San Diego City School's Urban Systemic Initiative (USI).
In partnership with USI, Larry Alfred (SDSU) and Bob Van Zant (USI) were awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship Grant to train the same cohort of 150 K-12 science teachers in three successive summer institutes:
- In 1998: Anotomy and Physiology
- In 1999: Astronomy and Geology
- In 2000: Chemistry
Teachers who participate in this program will recieve $60 per day for three weeks. Application deadlines and participant selection are determined by the schools involved in this cooperative effort.
If you would like further information, please contact:
Lawrence Alfred, Ph.D.SDSU College of Sciences
Asst. Dean of Underrepresented Student Programs
Professor of Biology
Life Science Building, Room 105
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4616