Catalyzing STEM Education

The Drexel GK-12 Initiative inspires high school students to think bigger by pairing Drexel Ph.D students with local high school teachers to give global context to math and science lessons. 

This project supports the pairing of Drexel graduate PhD students with local high school teachers through academic fellowship to enhance the math and science education of high school students through the context of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges ( while concurrently illustrating the global nature of these societal issues. The high school students and K-12 Teachers gain an appreciation for the science and mathematics concepts in an applied, real world context. Concurrently, K-12 Fellows become knowledgeable in pedagogy through direct application of their technical/scientific expertise in the context of the classroom setting, interaction with the Teacher, and mentoring students.