C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Appalachian Regional Commission

 

PAST PARTICIPANTS AT THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY  

   

Lynne Mueller, Math Teacher at Ripley Central School , Chautauqua County
2009 ARC Summer Institute for Teachers at Oak Ridge

 

Lynn Mueller photo The experience was something most people could only dream about.  The teachers were grouped into four groups.  One of the teacher groups worked on a natural area evaluation project; my roommate got to make Californium, as part of the nanoparticles group; another teacher group worked on x-ray analysis of materials and my group worked with bioenergy sciences.  

The amount of knowledge available at this facility is amazing. Most individuals on the campus hold a PhD. All were very willing to try to break down their areas of specialty until they believed we understood.  We got almost daily tours of the various parts of the facility.  These were amazing on both a scientific basis, and personally interesting to me as both an engineer and a teacher.

Last Updated: May 6, 2011