The Graduate Student School Outreach Program (GRASSHOPR) pairs Cornell graduate students with teachers in Tompkins county and Geneva to teach 3- to 5-session mini-courses on topics related to the graduate student's field or interests. Teachers and graduate students share the benefits of exchanging ideas as they develop a curriculum, while K-12 students experience new mentors in their classroom who are eager to share knowledge and excitement about their field of study.
Get notified when applications open up
Prospective Graduate Fellows: 2017-18 Fellow Notification List
To be a Teacher Host: 2017-18 Teacher Notification List
November 2016: Pictured below are our 2016-17 Graduate Fellows during the mandatory Info Meeting. It's awesome to see so many new and familiar faces this year! Remember to wear your GRASSHOPR shirt while teaching!
October 2016: Applications for preK - 12 teachers to host a GRASSHOPR fellow in your classroom are now CLOSED. Please visit our page for educators and feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
September 2016: Applications for graduate students to become a 2016-17 GRASSHOPR Fellow are now CLOSED; thank you! Check out our new Course Design Guide.
June 2016: Great job, everyone! All of the paperwork is done and the 2015-16 GRASSHOPR Fellowships have come to a close. Based on Fellow and Teacher survey results, we have compiled an end of the year report. Results to be posted in early fall 2016; in the meantime, please see previous results here: GRASSHOPR End of Year 2014-2015
December 2015: Pictured below are our Spring 2015-16 Graduate Fellows during the Training Workshop. Welcome aboard!