Ignite: Empowering Students through STEM Curricula Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
This Bass Connections project brought together an interdisciplinary team of innovators and educators to optimize the Ignite curriculum for implementation in the Durham Public Schools system. Ignite promotes active mentorship, catalyzes collaboration and fosters global awareness and citizenship.
The project team focused on creating content through an online platform of all existing Ignite curricular materials, implemented a semester-long program with a public school in Durham, and assessed its impact on student interest and engagement. This work provided the foundation for scaling the Ignite curriculum on STEM education to a larger number of Durham schools in subsequent years.
Robert Morhard, Ruiming Xiong, Jamal Burns, Madison Frazier, Rhea Jain, Hope Springate
Libby Dotson, Nimmi Ramanujam
Durham Public Schools
Curriculum, global awareness, interdisciplinary, Public Engagement, STEM education, UN Sustainable Development Goals