STEM faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have partnered with teachers and administrators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to implement a Teacher-Researcher Partnership Program. This program establishes resources and infrastructure that engage K-12 science teachers in scientific research experiences. In the first implementation of this program, eleven UNO faculty mentors, drawn from several STEM disciplines, were matched with eleven OPS teachers to conduct genuine research projects in support of their teaching.
Tapprich, William E.; Grandgenett, Neal; Leas, Heather; Rodie, Steven N.; Shuster, Robert Duncan; Schaben, Chris; and Cutucache, Christine E., "Enhancing the STEM Ecosystem through Teacher-Researcher Partnerships" (2016). Biology Faculty Publications. 80.