2012 was a year of changes for CERTL. After 16 years at the helm, Dr. Ann Lambros stepped down as Director for CERTL to pursue other projects as a faculty member in Public Health Sciences. Dr. Stan Hill stepped into the Director’s position after 8 years as Assistant Director. The change in leadership coincides with a new focus on STEM pipeline projects that target attracting students in grades 6 – 12 to STEM careers.
The ACES – Afterschool Care and Enrichment for Success program was started at Kimmel Farm Elementary. ACES is CERTL’s first full-time afterschool program, and the program has been well received by the school community. Teachers from the school provide problem-based learning enrichment, while college-aged assistants provide homework assistance as well as guided physical and other activities.
After 16 summers of consistent student and teacher programming, CERTL’s funding for such initiatives has come to an end. For the first time in it’s history, CERTL will not be offering any student or teacher programs this summer. CERTL is diligently pursuing new funding to support such programs in the future.
All of these changes combine toread on