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.  

Get notified when applications open up

Prospective Graduate Fellows2017-18 Fellow Notification List

To be a Teacher Host2017-18 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!

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