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.  


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

September 2015: Applications to host a GRASSHOPR fellow in your classroom open on September 28th!  Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns!

  • Applications open: Sept 28-Oct 23 -> APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

August 2015: Applications to become a 2015-16 GRASSHOPR Fellow open on August 25th! Mark your calendars with our upcoming events. We are here to help, so feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns! 

  • Applications open: Aug 25-Sept 26 
  • Informational Session: Aug 31st in Mann Library 102 @ 5PM and Sept 1st in Goldwin Smith Hall 258 @ 3PM
  • "How to Propose a Successful Course" Session: Sept. 14 in Stocking Hall 148 @ 5PM

    June 2015: Great job, everyone! All the paperwork is done and the 2014-15 GRASSHOPR Fellowships have come to a close. Based on Fellow and Teacher survey results, we have compiled an end of the year report. See the 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 2014: Pictured below are our Spring 2014-15 Graduate Fellows during the Training Workshop