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Name: Research Experiences for Greater Houston High School Science and Math Teachers
School/Institution: University of Houston
City: Houston
State: TX
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (CCE) will conduct a Summer research program for greater Houston math and science teachers. The program is designed to infuse 12 bright teachers with enthusiasm toward research that is subsequently shared with their respective high school classes throughout the year. Participants will make important contributions to the College's ongoing research efforts. During this program, teachers will acquire competence in 1) defining a research problem, 2) using modern methods associated with a literature search, 3) designing experiments, 4) learning about data acquisition and analysis, 5) preparing and giving reports and presentations, and 6) developing teaching modules through the use of the Infinity Project hardware and software package.
Start Date: 06/08/2009
End Date: 07/15/2009
Duration: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/06/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.egr.uh.edu/ret/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: $7000 stipend
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Julie Trenor, RET Program Director
University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering
E316 Engineering Bldg. 2
Houston, TX 77204-4009
Phone: 713-743-3299