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CAT - Choose Appalachian Teaching

Building a Community of Mathematics and Science Teachers
for Southern and Eastern Ohio


Registration is open for the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Ohio University in Athens.  To register, click here.  Scroll down for more information.


Choose Appalachian Teaching Scholarship Program 

The CAT scholarship program is for future adolescent-to-young-adult (AYA) mathematics and science teachers in southern and eastern Ohio. CAT scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for two, three, or four years in the amount of

  • $4,000 per year at Marietta College, Muskingum University, Ohio University Athens Campus, Shawnee State University, and the University of Rio Grande, and
  • $2,500 per year at Ohio University's regional campuses: Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville.

CAT scholarships are a part of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program.

The CAT scholarship program will experience a lag year mandated by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2014–2015. During this time, no new CAT scholars will be added to the program. Current CAT scholars who meet the requirements for annual scholarship renewal will continue to receive scholarship support during academic year 2014–2015. If the Ohio Board of Regents provides continued funding for the CAT scholarship program, downloadable scholarship applications for new CAT scholars for the 2015–2016 academic year will be posted here in January 2015.


CAT News and Related Information:

  • Registration is open for the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Ohio University in Athens.  Registration and parking are FREE.  Lunch will be provided.  Who should attend?  The symposium is intended for all mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and all others interested in STEM education.  The purpose of the symposium is to build and strengthen K–12 mathematics and science teaching throughout southern and eastern Ohio.  The symposium builds and fosters relationships among pre-service and in-service teachers and university and college faculty.  This year's theme is STEM for One, STEM for All!  The symposium will feature a morning keynote speaker, concurrent sessions, an afternoon plenary session, a panel discussion on co-teaching, and time for networking and conversations. Attendees are encouraged to make 12- or 30-minute presentations on a STEM education topic of their choice.  For questions about the symposium, contact Mary Harmison (597-9006) or Courtney Koestler (593-0118).  Please register if you plan to attend.  To register, click here The symposium is supported by the Choose Appalachian Teaching scholarship program, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Teacher Education, the Morton Professorship, the Noyce scholarship program, the Patton College of Education Dean’s Office, SEOCEMS, and the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows program.