DBI is committed to the engagement and inspiration of the next generation scientist through the “Science for All Delawareans” (S4DE) initiative. The S4DE initiative includes K-12 teacher professional development programs to help K-12 teachers stay up to date with the latest technologies and offer ideas on how to infuse modern concepts into the classroom.
A recent example is a 2013 teacher training program in biofuels and bioproduction for a more sustainable economy, a project funded by the USDA and Delaware’s Division of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. The program showed teachers how to incorporate a broad range of topics into their curriculum, examples include sustainability, systems thinking, biomass feedstocks, liquid biofuels (ethanol, biodiesel), bioheat, biopower, bioproducts, and public policy on bioenergy and bioproducts.
To learn more about the professional development opportunities offered by DBI, please contact