Welcome to the GRASSHOPR website!  

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.  


September 2016: Applications for graduate students to become a 2016-17 GRASSHOPR Fellow are now open, due by 11:59pm on Sunday, Sept. 25APPLY HERE! 

***Note: if accepted as a GRASSHOPR fellow, you must attend the mandatory info meeting on Wedn., Nov. 30, 5-6:30pm, with on-campus location to be announced by e-mail.

October 2016: Applications for preK - 12 teachers to host a GRASSHOPR fellow in your classroom will open in early October!  Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns! Please e-mail us at the address listed above to be notified when the teacher application opens.

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

  • For the coming year we will focus on:
    • Improving the Training Workshops
    • More networking opportunities
    • A smoother reimbursement process

December 2015: Pictured below are our Spring 2015-16 Graduate Fellows during the Training Workshop. Welcome aboard!

December 2014: Pictured below are our Spring 2014-15 Graduate Fellows during the Training Workshop