Teacher Chloe Glynn Appointed National Steering Representative November 8, 2023 – Posted in: Uncategorized

TIP fellow and teacher representative Chloe Glynn began her service as the National Steering Committee Representative at the 19th Annual Conference of the Yale National Initiative this past week. Glynn is currently a biology and environmental science teacher at Horace Furness High School.

At the conference, Glynn spoke about the unit she wrote in her national seminar as part of a panel of teachers from around the country. The unit, “On the Boarder of Life: Bacteriophages and Biodiversity,” discussed how certain viruses can be used to destroy bacteria as an infection control strategy.

Earlier this year, Glynn received the $10,000 Pittsburg Conference (Pittcon) on Analytic Chemistry and applied Spectroscopy Science Week Grant which she used to expand student projects in solar and wind energy solutions.

While a fellow at TIP, Glynn has developed two curriculum units which allowed her to explore her passion for science education and help students gain a deeper understanding of various environmental issues that affect today’s society. In 2021, Glynn was a fellow in the “How Critical Elements Make Up our Modern World” seminar where she created a curriculum unit about energy production and renewable energy titled Changing Technology for a Changing Climate: Knowledge is not always power, but power is rarely ignorant. Most recently, Glynn participated in the 2022 “Global Environmental Challenges and Potential Solutions Seminar” where she conducted an in-depth analysis of global waste management in a curriculum unit titled Trash or Treasure? Waste as a Social Construct.

Glynn also pursued her passion for science education this past summer by taking a trip to Alaska to explore glaciers. Glynn is currently preparing for her National Board Teaching Certification.