Programs - Cal Poly's Math Science Teacher Initiatives (MSTI)
K-12 Tutoring Opportunities: Supervised tutoring and other field based experiences in local k-12 schools play a major role in Cal Poly's "Learn by Doing" instructional practices. These opportunites are both paid and unpaid, and are available for selected qualified candidates in collaboration with new and existing local school districts. Contact Amber Correa (805) 756-2859 for more information.
Learn By Doing Lab: Cal Poly has begun a science "Learn by Doing Lab" (LBDL), in which undergraduates teach students from local schools lessons based on scientific inquiry. This lab is based on CSU Chico's successful "Hands On Lab."
STAR Program: An additional significant opportunity for aspiring science teachers across the CSU is the Science Teacher and Researcher (STAR) summer research experience in federal research labs, such as Lawrence Berkeley and Livermore National Laboratories, NASA, Stanford Linear Accelerator. STAR interns participate in weekly science education workshops that are intended to help students connect the doing of science with the teaching of science. Cal Poly coordinates this program for the CSU.