MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Tech Department of Biological Sciences announces the selection of the 2008-2009 InSTEP (Integrated Science Teacher Enhancement
Partnership) graduate teaching fellows and partner teachers. The fellows, Florida Tech graduate students, are matched with teachers from Brevard County
senior high schools to develop new instructional materials to support and enhance inquiry-based instruction.
The 2008-2009 Florida Tech graduate teaching fellows are Casey Boleman, Meghan Buckley, Brittany Burke and Tania Rozgaja of the Department of Biological
Sciences; Muhammad Furqan of the Department of Physics and Space Sciences; and Carolyn Horst and William Ulrich of the Department of Marine and
The partner teachers are Robin Blankenship and Helen Glover, Melbourne High School; Philip Gravinese and Ellen Muse, Bayside High School; Elizabeth Hickey
and Debbie Romine, Cocoa High School; and Lisa Scott and Altair Watson, Satellite High School.
The fellowship experience begins in early August with a workshop for fellows and their partner teachers. InSTEP is funded by two grants totaling nearly
$3.4 million to Florida Tech from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Teaching Program (grades K-12). Richard Tankersley, professor of biological
sciences, and John Windsor, professor of marine and environmental systems, serve as co-project investigators.
For more information, contact Tankersley, InSTEP director, at (321) 674-8195.