Gold Medal 2022

Dr. Ellen Granger’s passion is to prepare K12 teachers to teach science that inspires, educates, and engages their students. She is recognized as a national leader in the field of science education and was named a Fellow of the American  Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “distinguished contribution, service, and leadership in advancing knowledge and classroom practices in science education.” Dr. Granger is currently engaged in two research projects, one on integrating computer science into the middle school, and the other on helping teachers foster productive discourse in the science classroom.  Her nominator wrote: “She fosters questioning, and thinking and is a true gem to teachers and learners all over. The programs that she has helped envision and support, reach so many.” She has worked in teacher professional development for most of her 20+ year career and has developed innovative programs for secondary science and mathematics teachers to use in their classrooms. 

Find out more about the amazing programs that Dr. Granger directs in the Office of STEM Teaching Activities at FSU; read about the FSU-Teach Program here.