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.
October 2016: Applications for preK - 12 teachers to host a GRASSHOPR fellow in your classroom are now open (as of Oct. 18!) 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.
***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.
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!