Future science educator strives to inspire the next generation

Thorpe holds a container.

Hands-on learning

Michael Thorpe '19, MAT '20 examines pH of Mill River


ichael Thorpe ’19, MAT ’20, still remembers feeling inspired by the Quinnipiac students interning at his high school years ago. 

“They were always so well prepared and confident in their teaching,” he said. “I knew I wanted to teach and I knew that Quinnipiac would allow me to become the best teacher I could be.”

Thorpe smiles and gives thumbs up while standing in Mill River

Dipping his feet in the water

Thorpe discovers different techniques to incorporate into his future classroom with a hands on approach

Throughout his Quinnipiac experience, as he worked toward earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, his feeling of inspiration only increased as he discovered new techniques he wanted to incorporate into his science classroom one day — both throughout the Northeast and around the world.

“The MAT program has allowed me to go to local schools and work with students and learn from the teachers there,” Thorpe said. “I also had the opportunity to travel to both Nicaragua and Guatemala to work with students. These experiences will help me be successful with my career because they have given me new opportunities to practice what I have learned.”