The most beneficial and most enjoyable part of the aggieTEACH Program has been the teacher observation. I was able to help some of the students and look at the classroom in a different respect. Instead of seeing it as a student, I was able to see it as a teacher and feel some of the satisfaction a teacher can feel.

- Matthew Berry, '06


USDA Future Scientists Initiative

This ongoing project invites middle school teachers, students and their parents to become directly involved in the research being conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratories in their local communities. Using hands-on, inquiry-based activities as part of mini-summer institutes, the initiative seeks to illustrate the societal benefits of research as it inspires the next generation of research scientists. The three-fold opportunity results in stipends for the teachers, free educational materials for the students and potential future employees for the labs.

You can learn more about this program at

If you are a teacher interested in the program or if you have questions,
please contact Craig Wilson at: