About Joule Fellows Program

Unique Research Opportunities for Teachers

Enrich your teaching and classroom activities by incorporating engineering into your curriculum. Plan to participate in one of our faculty’s laboratories assisting with cutting-edge research in an area focused on sustainable energy. Joule fellows will begin the program on July 1st. July 7-12, fellows will have the opportunity to attend the Confratute at UConn. The third week of the program (July 15 -19) fellows will attend the daVinci Project. The remaining 5 weeks will be spent conducting research at the designated laboratory

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Reasons to Attend

  1. Tour engineering laboratories, attend seminars, engage in discussions with teachers and professors on cutting-edge topics in engineering, science, and education
  2. Gain exposure to the range of engineering careers, disciplines and core concepts that will improve your students’ ability to make informed career choices.
  3. Create practical curricula and engineering projects for the classroom.
  4. Networking opportunities with engineers from industry and academia.
  5. Collaboration with other teaching professionals interested in bringing engineering to the classroom.
  6. Participants receive an $8,000 stipend and a certificate of participation, $1500 for classroom materials, and up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses where you present about your experience as a Joule Fellow.



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    October 4, 2018  Joule Fellow: Diane Walsh I had six different stations around the room.  In my smaller class, I had groups of two and three students.  In my larger classes, I had six groups of four students.  The six stations are: Force sensor station with the decalcified chicken bones where students measured the force […]
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    September 13, 2018 News: Conn. Teachers Can Apply for $5000 in Classroom Support Elementary and middle-school teachers in Connecticut are invited to apply for a $5,000 gift through the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund, beginning Sept. 15. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15, 2018. More Information Contact: neag-communications@uconn.edu
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  • April 30, 2018 News
    April 30, 2018 Joule Fellow: Heidi Douglas The Center for Learning with Nature, a non-profit devoted to helping teachers integrate Nature-oriented innovation and STEM learning into their classrooms, is looking for 4th and 5th-grade teachers interested in piloting the new Engineering Inspired by Nature kit. For more details and how to apply, click here or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBbVewVgBuSwLY6_pXz_RXdXadHghci84rOl-ch6f0GoqLwg/viewform?pli=1 Applications are due […]
    Posted on April 30, 2018

Contact Us

Aida Ghiaei
Director, Joule Fellow Program Manager
261 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2237
Storrs, CT 06269

Telephone: (860)486-6523
Facsimile: (860)486-5111
Email: aida.ghiaei@uconn.edu