The Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT)
program offers Atlanta-area high school teachers invaluable opportunities
to gain hands-on experience in academic, business and industrial
environments during the summer.
During the six-to-eight-week program, teachers are immersed mainly
in scientific research or education projects and are exposed to
the latest scientific advancements and technologies. Teachers work
with their faculty mentors as full partners making important contributions
to their field. Moreover, with the help of their partner scientists,
GIFT participants identify ways to integrate their research with
their classroom curriculum. This is a key component of the program,
which allows teachers to act as conduits for scientific information
between the tertiary educational institutes and high schools. Teachers
are challenged to find innovative and exciting ways of linking their
summer research experience with the day-to-day world of their high
The GIFT program is organized by the Center for Education
Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC)
at Georgia Tech. We collaborate with the CEISMC team and use funds
from our Howard Hughes Medical Institute and National Science Foundation
awards to place ~10 teachers in Emory laboratories each summer.
GIFT teachers are also invited to attend curriculum
development and problem-based learning workshops that the Emory
College Center for Science Education (ECCSE) offers during the summer.
Applications are available online at the following link: http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/ceismc/programs/gift/giftapp/homepg.asp
For additional information on the GIFT program, visit:
If you are a faculty member who is interested in mentoring
a GIFT teacher, please complete our online
mentor interest form or download
a hard copy and return it to us by campus mail.