Professional Workshop for STEM Instructors

The Experience

The Professional Workshop for STEM Instructors will provide renowned instructors and state-of-the-art facilities for talented Latin American, Caribbean, and bi-lingual U.S. high school instructors. The instructors will have one-on-one collaborations with university professors, laboratory & field experience, and site visits, at one of the most prestigious science and technology universities in the nation.

The program extends beyond science education; it provides instructors with a wide range of science experiences to help them discover their grasp within the innovative world of science and reestablishes the importance of an interdisciplinary methodology based on practical skills. By the completion of the program, instructors become IOA STEM Ambassadors, and have direct access to an international alumni network. Instructors will return with the knowledge and skills to further inspire their students’ scientific aspirations, and demonstrate that their professional endeavors are not limited by their backgrounds, ethnicities, or socio-economic statuses, if they wish to pursue a STEM career.

Scholarship Application

The basic requirements for this program are:

  • Interest in learning and implementing interdisciplinary methodologies in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at a high school level.
  • Interest in innovative ways to encourage students to become scientific leaders in the 21st
  • Have completed (minimum) one year of academic instruction.
  • Currently instruct a STEM-academic course at the high school level for the 2018-2019 academic calendar.


Any Questions?

The STEM Programs Are Possible Thanks to the Generosity of Our Sponsors

Johnson & Johnson
San Diego County
Malamud Foundation

Special Thanks to our Collaborators

52 Weeks Science Barrio Logan

Contact Us

Institute of the Americas
10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 UC San Diego Campus




Institute of the Americas

For over 30 years, the Institute of the Americas has promoted sustainable and inclusive economic growth, productivity, and prosperity in the Americas through public-private sector collaboration, research, training and capacity building.