$9.8 Million Program Aims to Improve Science Education in Buffalo Schools
In October 2011, a coalition of regional Western New York partners led by University at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Buffalo Public Schools, and the Buffalo Museum of Science received $9.8 million from the National Science Foundation to expand a promising, teacher-focused initiative that aims to change how science is taught in local schools.
For the five-year program, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP), the community's diverse resources will leveraged to reform science education, primarily by improving teachers' skills and knowledge.
Each ISEP partner will play a critical role, providing staff and facilities for projects ranging from research experiences for teachers to after-school programs for students. Roswell Park and Hauptman-Woodward will serve as state-of-the-art professional development venues, for instance.