Founded in 1991 as a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology's CEISMC, GIFT provides paid summer STEM internships in industry workplaces and university laboratories for middle and high school science, mathematics, and technology teachers. Teachers spend 4 to 7 weeks experiencing first hand how industrial scientists and researchers approach problems, design experiments, interpret data, communicate findings, and develop and implement workplace solutions. GIFT offers teachers real world applications of the subjects they teach, allowing them to increase content knowledge and gain practical examples of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics applications for enriched instruction and teaching practices based on evidence-based experiences. Since its founding, GIFT has placed teachers in more than 1800 positions statewide. For more information about the CEISMC GIFT Program click here »
NEWS ABOUT GIFT
Valdosta Teacher Cody Moncrief Publishes, Presents, and Patents Summer GIFT/Valdosta State University Research Work
Through the Georgia Internship Fellowship for Teachers (GIFT), a program designed to place teachers in real world STEM internships, Cody Moncrief, a Valdosta Middle School teacher worked with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to explore bodies of water and collect samples for studying.
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UPS Presents Check to GIFT
ATLANTA, GA (December 11, 2013) Kelli Franklin-Joyner, UPS and Chair of the GIFT Advisory Board presents check to GIFT Program Director Bonnie Harris and CEISMC Director Dr. Richard Millman. The UPS donation funds the GIFT High School Student Researchers summer program, R.E.A.L.
Action Plans Awards 2013
ATLANTA, GA (July 25, 2013) GIFT's 2013 Paul A. Duke Action Plan Achievement Award winners were honored at GIFT's 2013 Celebration Luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium. Amanda Baskett, Steven Thedford, and Kristina Strickland were this years winners. Learn more »
GIFT Named Winner in First Annual S.T.E.M. Education Awards
Awards recognize excellence in promoting science, technology, engineering and math education in Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA (September 17, 2012) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced the winners for the first annual S.T.E.M. Education Awards. These awards were created to recognize and celebrate schools, extracurricular programs, public-private partnerships, science agencies and post-secondary education outreach programs for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia. Learn more »
GIFT's 2012 Paul A. Duke Action Plan Achievement Award Winners Announced
GIFT's 2012 Paul A. Duke Action Plan Achievement Award winners were honored at GIFT's Celebration Luncheon. Casey Bethel, DeKalb County Schools wins 1st Place winner of the 2012 Paul A Duke GIFT Action Plan Achievement Award. Learn more »
I am a 2012 GIFT Fellow....
"I am a GIFT fellow who had the pleasure of participating in your program this summer.........what an amazing experience this was for me, and how much it has already impacted my teaching even though the school year has not yet begun! After being paired with Dr. Ashok Goel and Dr. David Majercih from the Georgia Tech School of Computing Design Intelligence Lab, I have truly become a different teacher. I cannot wait to show my students the awesome things I have learned! Dr. Majerich spent many hours around the clock in my professional development throughout the internship..." Learn more »
GIFT Teacher Presents to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents
Representing the University System of Georgia (USG), GIFT Alumnus, and Gwinnett County Schools teacher Chris Michaels spoke at the September 14th meeting of the USG Board of Regents about the professional development experience he gained from participating in the GT Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) program. Learn more »
Article published in the NCSSSMST Journal!
GIFT Program Director Bonnie Harris, GIFT fellow Charles Alex Alvarez, and GIFT Facilitator for Student Teams Douglas Edwards have had an article published in the NCSSSMST Journal! Click here to view a PDF of that piece »