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Name: Teachers as Research Associates Program
School/Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State: TN
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: The Teachers as Research Associates Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides an eight-week mentored research experience for teachers of science. Participating teachers are assigned to on-going ORNL research projects where they become part of a team of scientists investigating current issues of national importance. Each participant is assigned a Laboratory staff member who serves as the teacher's scientific mentor. Mentors are carefully chosen from those ORNL staff members who have long-standing reputations for working effectively with teachers.
Duration: 8 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/20/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/DOE/gi-k12lstpd.htm
Sponsor Link: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/LSTPD/about.htm

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: $800 salary per week; limited travel reimbursement; limited housing allowance; mini-grant funds, up to $1,800 each year, for classroom equipment and supplies; professional development funds, up to $1,800 each year, to attend conferences and other professional development programs; optional graduate credit, cost paid by participant
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Marie Westfall
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865-576-3425
Fax: 865-574-4528