Trinity College welcomes Kurt Love as the Director of Science Education for Summer Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The National Science Foundation-Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-TEU) program is a five-year grant-funded program that will bring promising undergraduates to Trinity College in Hartford, CT to develop their teaching skills in high school science (at Trinity) and high school mathematics (at Vassar). We are very excited to have Kurt join Trinity College this summer and join the team of professors (co-PI’s) from Vassar College, Byrn Mawr, Brown University, and Barnard College for this project.
Kurt will lead the science portion of this NSF grant-funded program at Trinity. This work will include teaching a course in secondary science pedagogy, including a practicum at the HMTCA summer science academy. Kurt will also lead a team of experienced HMTCA science teachers in mentoring the twelve undergraduate students from across the country in their practicum at HMTCA.
Kurt Love grew up in Shelton, CT, earned his Ph.D. in science education at the University of Connecticut and is an associate professor at Central Connecticut State University in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Instructional Technology. He taught middle school science in Hartford, West Hartford, and Cheshire. He worked with the Environmental Sciences Magnet School in Hartford developing sustainability based project learning experiences for PreK-8 students. He has worked with teachers and students in school districts throughout the central Connecticut region. He is currently writing a book entitled, “Reclaiming Education for Sustainability and Peace” due out in late 2016 or early 2017.