Alternative Spring Break

Need: Alleviate the shortage of certified teachers in STEM content areas.

Objective: Create a program for STEM majors from local colleges and universities to volunteer in K-12 STEM classes during their spring breaks and learn about possible teaching careers.


  • Number of undergraduate STEM majors placed in schools for Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
  • Change (increased or decreased) perception of teaching science in public schools
  • Number of schools participating
  • Number of colleges participating
  • Pre/Post survey from students

Current Status: Planning to launch in 2022 (students, teachers, and schools had all been set to launch in 2020 but it was cancelled due to COVID-19)


List of Members:

  • Dr. Christian Anderson – Morgan State University
  • Kia Boose – Secondary Science Education Specialist
  • Alisha Sparks – JHU
  • Dr. Afra Hersi – Loyola University MD
  • Allison Dillon – Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Juliann Dupuis – Notre Dame of MD University
  • Maceo Cooper – Science Lead Douglass High School
  • Dr. Willie Rockward – Morgan State University
  • Dr. TaShara Bailey – University of Maryland, Baltimore

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