Dartmouth Montshire Institute for Science Education
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The Dartmouth-Montshire Institute
for Science Education

Since 1976, Dartmouth College and the Montshire Museum of Science have worked together in their shared commitment to enhance the quality of science education in Vermont and New Hampshire. Dartmouth's faculty and scientists are continuously engaged in the development of significant research programs across various disciplines. The Montshire offers valuable expertise and experience in science education for K-12 teachers and students, families, and adults, with a special emphasis on the challenges of providing education in rural communities.

In 2002, the Dartmouth-Montshire Institute for Science Education was established to strengthen this partnership, integrating the resources of two leading institutions to better serve the educational needs of the bi-state region.

The Institute:

  • Provides a means for Dartmouth and Montshire to collaborate with each other to develop and share science education resources with Vermont and New Hampshire communities and citizens.
  • Offers a forum for Dartmouth faculty and Montshire staff to explore and discuss strategies for school and community-based science education outreach activities.
  • Coordinates joint projects and initiatives, ensuring maximum cohesiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Presents a coordinated approach for both institutions to seek funding for collaborative efforts that serve the regional audience and develop educational models of national significance.

Members of the governing body representing the two institutions are:

Dartmouth Montshire
  Brian Chaboyer
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  Marcos Stafne
Executive Director
  Mary Lou Guerinot
Professor of Biological Sciences
 Gregory DeFrancis
Director of Education