K-12 Teacher-Partner Profile

Gene Evans

College/University: Cornell University
Project Title: CLIMB: Cornell's Learning Initiative in Medicine and Bioengineering
Partner School: Corcoran High School, Syracuse, NY
Years Teaching: 12
Graduate Fellow Partner(s): Steven Santana

How will you continue to integrate an aspect of GK-12 and your partnership with graduate students into your teaching, philosophy, etc.?

I plan to use a version of lab notebooks like the one I started while doing research with my fellow partner. I hope to include more investigations and problem solving in my classes.

How has the GK-12 experience changed you, and how has your participation changed the GK-12 project?

The program changed me by making me think more. I had been away from research and lab work for a long time and it was interesting for me to see how some important work was being done now compared to yesteryear. I’m not sure I changed the GK-12 project, but I feel that more teachers should have this experience if they want it. I would enjoy another chance at coming to the Cornell labs again soon.