SUCCEED Teacher Program


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting the 2020 SUCCEED teacher program remotely.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

About the workshop

The SUCCEED Teacher Workshop is a 2-day program where CMU faculty and Ph.D. students work with high school teachers to improve their understanding of climate and energy systems, while providing a platform for discussion and collaboration. Topics include: existing and sustainable energy systems, climate change, government policies, and potential career opportunities for students in these areas. Our goal is to help teachers develop ways to incorporate these materials into their curriculum through active learning techniques that pique student interests.

Time and location

The 2020 workshop will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 13 & 14, 2020, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding the workshop via Zoom.

Benefits and credits

All teachers that attend receive a stipend of $200, lunch on both days, and access to the curriculum generated during the workshop. Pennsylvania teacher participants will receive 12 hours of Act 48 credit. Unfortunately we cannot provide reimbursement for travel or lodging.

Applicant selection criteria

The workshop is open to STEM teachers in the Northeast US. Experience with 9th and 10th graders is preferred. Preference may be given to Environmental Science teachers. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

How to apply

Please find the application for the summer 2020 teacher workshop here:

Teacher Program Application

Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2020, and educators will be notified regarding their admission no later than July 3rd.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the SUCCEED team at or by phone at (412) 256-8162.

The SUCCEED program is supported in part by the Leonard Gefland Center, ProSEED grants, and the Center for Energy and Decision Making.