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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: SUNY-Stony Brook
City: Stony Brook
State: NY
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: The Garcia MRSEC for Polymers, funded by the National Science Foundation for research and education on Polymer Engineering has four openings in the Research Experience for High School Teachers (RET) summer program. The summer program lasts from 7 weeks, starting the last week of June and pays a stipend of $5000.  Candidates can work independently or join existing research groups doing research on polymer blends, composite materials, polymer/inorganic surfaces and interfaces, protein and DNA surface interactions, polymer recycling, polymer materials engineering, theoretical modeling, x-ray and neutron scattering at Brookhaven National Laboratory, electron, x-ray and scanning force microscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, and secondary ion mass spectrometry. Candidates will publish in refereed research journals and attend professional conferences. The Garcia MRSEC also hosts a high school students summer scholar program where students are encouraged to enter national competitions. The candidates are encouraged to bring students or interact and mentor students in the program.
Start Date: 06/27/2011
End Date: 08/12/2011
Duration: 7 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/15/2011
Opportunity Website: http://polymer.matscieng.sunysb.edu/srprog.html
Sponsor Link: http://mrsec.org/education/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: $5000 stipend

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Lourdes Collazo
Dept. of Material Science & Engineering
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2275
Phone: (631) 632-6097