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ATEEC Fellows Network

ATEEC Fellows Network

ATEEC Fellows tend to become friends; Supporting each other; Welcoming, feeding, and caring for first-timers; Sharing their knowledge and experience; Making their communities better; Helping their students be thinkers; And letting people at home know Iowa is not that flat!


Fellows' Profile

  • Usually attend more than once
  • From 82% of states plus Mexico
  • More than half are 2-year college teachers
  • 39% are women
  • Teach environmental technology, sciences, math, technology education, or a combination
  • Most have higher education degrees


We usually have 18 to 22 Fellows per year, depending on availability of funds. Each year we maintain a balance in representing:
  • All 6 National PETE regions
  • High school & 2-year colleges
  • Science & environmental tech
  • First-timers, periodic returnees, & long-timers

Fellows Since 1995

Alabama 1 Alaska 1 Arizona 4 Arkansas 2 California 12 Colorado 1 Connecticut 1 Florida 11 Georgia 2 Hawaii 3 Idaho 2 Illinois 4 Indiana 3 Iowa 22 Kansas 1 Kentucky 3 Louisiana 3 Maine 2 Maryland 3 Massachusetts 3 Mexico 2 Michigan 4 Minnesota 5 Missouri 2 Montana 8 Nevada 1 New Jersey 3 New Mexico 1 New York 10 North Carolina 2 North Dakota 1 Ohio 4 Oklahoma 1 Oregon 2 Pennsylvania 9 South Carolina 4 Tennessee 3 Texas 16 Utah 1 Virginia 1 Washington 9 Wisconsin 3

 Sources of New ATEEC Fellows

  • Announce on the ATEEC Web site.
  • Email announcement to National and Regional PETE offices and to past 2 or 3 years of Fellows (plus earlier attendees who continue working and communicating with ATEEC).
  • Announce at NSTA Reports Online (and other journals, especially theme-related);
  • Receive recommendations from other Fellows.
  • Research Web to identify schools for administrative nominations in theme-related locales.

Returnees + First-timers =

  • Access to talents of educators ATEEC knows, with the fresh eyes and thinking of new Fellows, whose life experiences inform us all
  • Continuity, yet steady growth of the ATEEC network, so that it always looks beyond rather than inward
  • A sense of belonging combined with a sense of venturing into something new
  • Fellow teachers who are diverse geographically, culturally, and in teaching disciplines, but who share the desire to make a difference with students and the environment