WW Perspectives

Inspiring a New Generation of STEM Leaders

Cindy Celi 2015 WW New Jersey Teaching Fellow Teaching had always been in the back of Cindy Celi’s mind. As a mother of young children and as trained architect and interior designer, the idea of going back to school and changing careers seemed daunting. Still, Mrs. Celi was committed to marrying her passion for education […]


From the Newsletter: “I Still Pinch Myself”

  Tamara Markey, Indiana Teacher of the Year Tamara Markey had always wanted to be a teacher. But as a young Black woman who was good at math and science, she was encouraged to pursue engineering. She went to Purdue University, got a degree in industrial engineering, and spent nearly a decade working in the […]


2019 A Big Year For WW Fellows

This year Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson network of Fellowship continued the legacy of exceptional work in their areas of focus. In addition to winning major awards and accolades like a Nobel Prize and MacArthur grants, Fellows garnered praise for their books, earned prestigious fellowships, and won numerous professional honors. Margaret Atwood WF ’61 released […]


Brittany John TF ’17: Finding your voice as a teacher

During her first year of teaching, Brittany John WW NJ TF ‘17 struggled to define her personal style as an educator. “The idea that teachers need to be a certain way with students led me to be insecure in my decisions and to constantly fear that they don’t respect me,” says Ms. John. “While some […]


WW Fellows Win a Nobel Prize, MacArthur Grants, and Milken Awards

We can all understand the world and universe around us a little better thanks to the work of six Fellows from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation network—work that deservedly garnered some impressive recognition. James Peebles WF ‘58 has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of […]


WW Teaching Fellows Committed to Making a Difference

 The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come from many different backgrounds but are united by a single goal: to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (the STEM fields) in some of the nation’s highest-need schools. The WW Teaching Fellows are committed to the school communities in which they teach and to making a difference in […]


2019 Goizueta-WW Enrichment Microgrants Program

Metro Atlanta WW Teaching Fellows were able to expand their classroom learning experiences this school year through the WW + Goizueta Microgrants. The microgrants, established in 2015, allow for Fellows to attend or present at professional conferences, buy teaching materials for their classrooms, or complete community-based service learning projects. The microgrants benefit not only the […]


Teaching Fellow wins Michigan Certificate of Excellence

 Matt Oney TF ’12 was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Michigan Department of Education. As one of only seven teachers honored, Mr. Oney will receive a $10,000 grant each year for three years. The award recognizes innovation in STEM instruction and the grant will go toward expanding the STEM program at Escanaba […]


Tamara Markey WW TF ’14 is 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year

 Tamara Markey, a 2014 WW Indiana Teaching Fellow, is Indiana’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. The Lawrence Township Schools (Indianapolis) engineering teacher is in her fourth year of teaching. She was chosen first as the top teacher in her school, then her district, and then the state. Read more here and see some of […]


Bring #BlackHistoryMonth to the Classroom

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans throughout our history. Black Americans have made significant contributions to the STEM fields and continue to work tirelessly to innovate, explore, and find solutions to a host of issues. Whether it’s helping send humans to space, inventing technology for cataract treatment, […]



The Institute for Citizens & Scholars

This new identity reflects the organization’s twin commitments: to strengthen American education and to rebuild a flourishing civil society. Citizens & Scholars is the new name of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

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