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CAT - Choose Appalachian Teaching

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

Choose Appalachian Teaching Scholarship Program 

The CAT scholarship program is for future adolescent-to-young-adult (AYA) mathematics and science teachers and future middle childhood 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 the Ohio University Athens Campus 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 accept a limited number of new applicants for academic year 2016-2017.  Current CAT scholars who meet the requirements for annual scholarship renewal will continue to receive scholarship support.  To apply for the scholarship, read Information for CAT Applicants at the link below and follow the detailed instructions.

Information for CAT Applicants (with detailed instructions) 
Apply online for the CAT scholarship (Step 1)
Downloadable reference form (Step 4)

CAT News and Related Information:

Save the date: AppO MaSTRS 7
The Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium: Seventh Annual Meeting will take place on 24 September 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Ohio University Athens.  For further information or if you would like to make a presentation, contact Mary Harmison (740-597-9006) or Courtney Koestler (740-593-0118).


Sixth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium (AppO MaSTRS 6)

Saturday 26 September 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Morton Hall 237, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
All Things STEM from Education

Participants engage in STEM education during AppO MaSTRS 6 sessions.AppO MaSTRS 6 took place on Saturday 26 September 2015 at Ohio University in Athens.  The symposium was attended by over 100 mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and others interested in STEM education.  This year's theme was All Things STEM from Education.  The morning keynote address was given by teachers and students from the Alexander High School Science Olympiad team.  They  shared their Science Olympiad accomplishments and what they've learned about STEM.  Many are planning to pursue higher education and a career in a STEM-related field.  The afternoon keynote session featured Early Childhood Education Professor Dr. Sara Hartman who discussed her work in informal science learning, STEAM settings, and school-community partnerships.  The day included 20 concurrent sessions on a variety of STEM topics and time for networking and conversations.  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.