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Get the Facts Out is an NSF funded partnership between the Colorado School of Mines and four national societies: Ameriacn Physical Society, American Chemical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, and the Mathematical Association of America. GFO is a unique project that is designed to reach STEM majors in a large fraction of all U.S. mathematics, chemistry and physics departments and has potential to significantly address teacher shortages in these high-need STEM disciplines.


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Colorado School of Mines

Teach@Mines offers pathways for all Mines students, undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to earn a math or science teaching licensure.

Contact name Wendy Adams, PI
Savannah Logan, Post-doc
Jared Breakall, Post-doc
Allison Costley, GFO Program Coordinator

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American Physical Society

The APS is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

Contact name Monica Plisch, Director of Programs
David May, GFO Project Manager

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American Chemical Society

The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society, and has the vision to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. ACS supports a division focused on K-12 education, and sponsors the K- 12 professional teaching society, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT).

Contact name Terri Chambers, Director of Learning and Career Development

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American Association of Physics Teachers

The AAPT is a professional physics science society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in physical science education, composed primarily of physics teachers at the secondary and higher education levels.

Contact name Mark Hannum, K-12 Programs Manager
Drew Isola, GFO Project Manager

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Mathematical Association of America

The MAA is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts whose mission is to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on the world. MAA supports learning in the mathematical sciences by encouraging effective curriculum, teaching, and assessment at all levels

Contact name Doug Ensley, co-PI
Judith Covington