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Name: Summer Research Program for High School Teachers
School/Institution: University of Rochester
City: Rochester
State: NY
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: The Department of Chemistry will continue its Summer Research Program for High School Teachers, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. A stipend and housing are provided for teachers. Travel funds are available.

The primary focus of this program is full-time, hands-on research. Each teacher will be a working member of a specific research team in the Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering Departments. One of the members of the team will work closely with the teacher to provide day-to-day guidance. The research work will be supplemented by a short course, seminars, discussion groups, and workshops that provide more structured opportunities for learning. The Summer Research Program offers exceptional academic research, along with exposure to undergraduate and graduate education in a university setting. Teachers also participate in hands-on workshops on computer-based technologies useful for instruction. PowerPoint will be used for laptop-based oral presentations, and to prepare a 3'x4' poster at the end of the program. Workshops culminate with production of web sites. Workshops take place in a computer classroom and accommodate teachers without prior experience.

A short course on photoinduced charge transfer will be offered during the program. Photoinduced charge transfer is a fundamental process by which the energy of photons is converted into the potential energy associated with the separation of charge. Charge transfer is the second step (after light absorption) in several systems such as photosynthesis, photography, xerography, and organic light-emitting diodes.
Start Date: 06/15/2009
End Date: 08/07/2009
Duration: 7 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/01/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.chem.rochester.edu/undergrad/ret.php

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $7000 stipend

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Professor Thomas R. Krugh
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Phone: 585-275-4224