The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN)-Georgia chapter
The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) aims to connect local STEM researchers and educators to foster the dissemination of current research and ultimately enhance the science literacy of today’s youth.
The SciREN Georgia networking event is an evening of relaxed conversations between educators and researchers. It is a FREE event. At SciREN events, researchers provide educators with K-12 classroom ready lesson plans, which are based on their current work and adhere to state and national educational standards. These events are held at informal science education institutions, such as a museum or an aquarium. Additionally, SciREN gives researchers and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.
All interested teachers and educators are welcome to attend every year! Anyone in a STEM field looking to share educational materials about their work and research are welcome to attend SciREN as a participant. All participants are expected to have classroom ready materials to hand out to educators at SciREN.
This year, the Lesson Plan Workshop (Primarily for Researchers) was held on the UGA Campus Saturday, Jan 28, 2017. The Networking Event was held at Sandy Creek Nature Center, Friday, Feb 17, 2017.
The SciREN GA chapter was founded by Courtney Thomas (Masters Student in Marine Science), Maite Ghazaleh (PhD student in Environmental Health Science), and Ruth Wangia (PhD student in Environmental Health Science). This is their second year as an organization.
For more information, please visit the SciREN website here.