Astrophysics Faculty and Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative to Take Part in a New National Alliance for STEM Career Readiness

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded five organizations, including Princeton University’s Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI), a five-year, $5,229,896  grant to become part of a national alliance to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), career pathways to individuals who are, or were incarcerated. Princeton astrophysics has been instrumental to the success of PTI. It was founded by Drs. Gillian Knapp, Professor Emerita of Astrophysical Sciences and Dr. Mark Krumholz when he was a postdoc in this department. Dr. Jenny Greene, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, is now the academic director of PTI, and 30 members of Peyton Hall have taught with PTI over the past year.

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