Teaching Fellow Spotlight: Michael Chen

Michael Chen attends Emory University, where he is majoring in neuroscience. He plans to attend medical school next year and hopes to be involved in medical education. This summer, Mr. Chen taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to Breakthrough’s 7th grade students. His students learned about cells as they extracted DNA from strawberries and explored the laws of physics through fun activities like soda can races and floating eggs.

Did You Know? The Breakthrough teaching fellowship experience is open to college students of all majors.

This year 30% of our teaching fellows were STEM majors. Teaching Fellows become mentors to their students, introducing them to colleges and career paths in many different fields such as medicine, engineering, computer science and more. 

Mr. Chen, 7th Grade STEM Teaching Fellow, Breakthrough Atlanta