—High School Teachers In Industry “Summer internships for chemistry teachers lay groundwork for their students to work in industrial labs” High school chemistry teacher Kirk Wicker can’t wait to tell his students what he did over the summer when he returns to his classroom at Ford City Junior-Senior High School, in Pennsylvania, this fall. “I can tell them what an industrial chemist actually does on a day-to-day basis,” he says, reflecting on his six-week internship experience at Bayer MaterialScience, in Pittsburgh, where he conducted research on polymer analytics and polymer physics. Wicker was one of four high school chemistry teachers who participated in a teacher research internship this summer facilitated by the American Chemical Society.
by Linda Wang |
August 12, 2013