Benefitting from undergrad research experience

Derrick Wood and his chemistry students

photo by Karolis Panavas

Derrick Wood, who teaches chemistry at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, created a chemistry curriculum that received a prestigious award. As a student at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, Wood conducted rigorous research with a fellow from Drew’s Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) program, which pairs undergraduates with retired scientists. Find out why Wood credits RISE for his success as a chemistry teacher in this NSTA Reports story.

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