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Diana Cost



  • Higher Ed: Other, Teacher: Science, Teacher: Middle School, Teacher: High School 


Diana Cost is a science and engineering teacher for Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford, MA. She received her Masters in Education from Lesley University and her BS from Indiana University. She is a National Science Foundation/ UMass Dartmouth Master Teacher Fellow. She writes grants and establishes partnerships that bring scientists and engineers into the classroom to work with students. In addition Diana presents teacher workshops on integrating science, engineering and the Common Core Math, English standards on both state and national levels. She has been teaching over 10 years, and has been involved in writing and reviewing teacher science standards for National Certification Board for Professional Teachers. She was awarded the 2010 ING Unsung Hero Teacher Award, three Research Experience for Teachers Fellowships and the Teacher Scholar Fellowship Laboratory Robotics Interest Group in 2010. Diana was selected as a Highly Qualified Science Expert Panelist for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in science. She was a state finalist for the 2008 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  


STEM/STEAM Partnerships

Integrated Curriculum Design using Problem/Project Based Learning and the Engineering Design Process

Teacher Leader and Mentoring 


Effective Use of Engineering in Teaching Secondary Steam Courses: A Robotics Course Example. Cost et al 2013.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Science Standards Third Edition For Teachers of Students 1118+. Cost et al 2013

Understanding Enzymes. American Physiological Society. Cost 2010