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Name: Summer Teacher Fellowships
School/Institution: Pennsylvania State University
City: University Park
State: PA
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: The Center for Nanoscale Science provides the opportunity (with a stipend) for middle and high school science teachers to participate in frontier physics and materials research or educational projects at a major research facility. Summer projects are drawn from current research in condensed matter and material science. In addition, approximately half of the participants' time is to be used to develop curriculum from their research experience. To gain a greater understanding of the way research is used to solve problems and to become familiar with material sciences, laboratory procedures, and experiment development, many of the teachers are teamed with a research group within the MRSEC to participate in a research project and develop classroom curriculum.
Application Deadline: 03/01/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.mrsec.psu.edu/education/teachers/fellowships/index.asp

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: Stipend minigrants can range from $500 to $3,000. Prepaid airline tickets or limited travel reimbursement for mileage, provided the participant's permanent address is more than 50 miles from Oak Ridge.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Ronald Redwing Lecturer of Physics, Coordinator of Educational Outreach Activities for Center for Nanoscale Science
University Park, PA 16802-6300
Phone: (814) 863-0705