Giamellaro began his career as a biologist in Wyoming with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he found a passion for outreach, education, and engaging students in science. This led to a new career in science teaching that took him to Colorado and New York City where he began working with integrated and experiential curriculum approaches. In his current position Mike is happy to be combining his passions for teaching and research in Central Oregon. Everyday feels like a team effort involving students, pre-service teachers, practicing teachers, administrators, faculty peers, and community members, all working to better understand and implement STEM teaching and learning throughout the region, state, and World.
Giamellaro, M. (2014). Primary contextualization of science learning through immersion in content-rich settings. International Journal of Science Education, 36:17, 2848-2871. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2014.937787
Ruiz-Primo, M.A., Li, M., Wills, K., Giamellaro, M., Lan, M-C., Mason, H., Feehan, J., Orgeron, M., & Sands, D. (2012). An approach for developing and evaluating instructionally sensitive assessments in science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49:6, 691-712. doi: 10.1002/tea.21030
Giamellaro, M. (PI), Kudlac, B. (Culver School District), Gess-Newsome, J. (OSU), Dollar, N. (OSU). The Cascades STEM Lab School Cooperative. Oregon Department of Education STEM Lab School Grant. $475,964, 1.2 years. Funded for 2014-15: $475,964
Whitelaw, D (High Desert Museum), Giamellaro, M., Bermudez, L. (Bend Science Station), Wopschall, K. (High Desert Museum). Central Oregon STEM Hub. Oregon Department of Education STEM hub initiative. Funded for 2014-15: $123,843.
Giamellaro, M., Gess-Newsome, J., Dollar, N., Garber, S., Kudlac, B.. Cultivating a STEM learning community in rural Oregon: A K-12/ university partnership. Oregon University/School Partnership program supported by the U.S. Dept. of Education (Title II-a). $240,000.