- Video Introduction
- Become a Fellow
- Meet the Fellows
- 2012 Conference & Expo
- 2011 Summer Workshop
- 2011 Conference & Expo
- 2010-11 Graduation Report
- Democratic Science Teaching Framework
- Jhumki Basu Foundation
Second Cohort of Sci-Ed Fellows Graduate
After a year of sharing, supporting and encouraging each other through collaborative introspection, the second Sci-Ed Fellows cohort graduated on Saturday June 9, 2012. Their time together began with a one-week workshop last summer and continued through the year with frequent gatherings, sharing online windows into each other’s classrooms, and participating in the annual Sci-Ed Innovators Expo.
3rd Annual Sci-Ed Innovators Expo & Symposium
The Expo was held on May 3, 2012 gathering students and teachers from more than 50 New York City public schools, as well as researchers, policy makers, leading educational, governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, providing an opportunity to share innovative teaching methods for underserved schools.
This year's event was held at the Armory Track in Fort Washington, America's largest indoor athletics stadium. What better setting to backlight rampant teenage exhilaration about physics, chemistry, math, biology, the environment?
Sci-Ed Day 2012 began with Columbia Teachers College Professor Christopher Emdin receiving a roar of "GOOD AFTERNOON" from kids around 50 tables featuring science projects of Sci-Ed Fellows and their students. Taking a leaf from the Olympic games, Chris then dramatically stated:
"I hereby declare the 2012 Sci-Ed Innovators Expo OPEN."
"WHEE," went the kids!
First Sci-Ed Fellows graduate and welcome new Fellows to the annual program
June 4, 2011: Amidst laughter, tears, and thoughtful reflection on their teaching practice, the pioneer group of Sci-Ed Fellows graduated in an emotional event at New York University before welcoming a new group of fellows into the program. More
Renowned primatologist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, delivered the keynote Symposium address to a packed New York University auditorium. She talked about obstacles she faced and how hope for a better future fueled her drive to build conservation programs that are now benchmarks. In her talk, Jane acknowledged the passion of Jhumki Basu for making science exciting to underprivileged youth. "Jhumki and I would have got on well together," she said.
View the video shown at the symposium
The 2010 Sci-Ed Fellows with Jane and the Basus
About the Sci-Ed Innovators
The Sci-Ed Innovators is a major initiative of the Jhumki Basu Foundation (JBF). It is being built as an ongoing action to fulfill Prof. Jhumki Basu’s vision of a world: