Grad Students Provide "Teachable Moments" for K12 STEM Initiative

To actively engage K-12 grade students in STEM, a new campaign has launched at Georgia Tech that allows students to go online and fund, as well as actively participate in, a laboratory based graduate student research project being conducted in the cleanroom space housed at the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech. The “Teachable Moments” crowd-funding project is the brainchild of James Meindl, Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Two graduate students advised by Woodruff School professors have created "Teachable Moments" for K12 STEM education and have posted their projects on Georgia Tech Starter.

Advised by Suresh Sitaraman, Christine Taylor's (ME) project is to demonstrate how materials in an electronic package expand at different rate under heat using a smore like illustration. 
Advised by Baratunde Cola, Matt Smith's (MSE) project is based on exposigin K12 students to scanning electron microscope (SEM), which allows them to see the microscopic world.


“Teachable Moments” is an ACE/Sloan legacy project with matching funding provided by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and support from the Vice President of Institute Diversity.