Graduate student Robert Slider receives teaching honor

Date: June 28, 2011

Biology graduate student, Robert Slider, is one of 92 fellows selected for the 2011 W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship.  Robert is an Arctic Ecologist with three field seasons in Alaska researching the impacts of climate change on plants as part of an international study. He has also been a teaching assistant in biology and aquatic plants at GVSU.

Recruiting both recent college graduates and those seeking a different career, the three-year fellowship is awarded to promising educators with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Fellows receive $30,000 to pursue a customized master’s degree program that prepares them to teach in high-need urban or rural secondary schools in seven local districts across the state.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, southern Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

To read the article published in the Lansing State Journal, click here.