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Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 (GK-12) Education Program

The Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 (GK-12) Education Program was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1999 to 2011. It supported fellowships and training for STEM graduate students who spent one-two years in partnerships with K-12 teachers while continuing their academic work. Through interactions with teachers and students in schools, the “graduate fellows” improved their communication and teaching skills while enriching STEM content and instruction for their K-12 partners. 

AAAS organized annual meetings for the GK-12 project teams that included faculty, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and evaluators, developed and managed a project website, and produced two publications that provided information on funded projects and best practices related to developing and sustaining scientist-teacher partnerships. The archived pages of the project website,, are available on the Wayback Machine.  

After the closing of the program, Daryl E. Chubin wrote an article, "GK-12 gone but not forgotten," covering some of the programs activities.