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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State: CO
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers (NSF-RET) grants will be available to fund research in the Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center laboratories in Summer 2008. The purpose of the NSF-RET program is to provide an opportunity for teachers to carry out front-line research and further their continued professional development. Teachers earn a stipend of $3800 for the six-week period and may earn up to 4 credit hours paid by the grant (pending approval.) A housing allowance of $2000 is available for teachers living more than 60 miles from Boulder. The NSF-RET program enables teachers to experience the research environment in active research groups working on problems of current interest in their respective fields. Each teacher will be placed in a group, typically comprised of a lead professor, post docs and graduate students, and will work on a project with oversight from the group. At the end of the research activity, teachers will provide a written report to summarize their results and present ideas for classroom activities arising from their involvement in the NSF-RET program. The course syllabus will be posted on our web site after receiving university approval (please visit http://lcmrc.colorado.edu).
Duration: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/04/2008
Opportunity Website: http://lcmrc.colorado.edu/outreach/k12teachers&students.html
Sponsor Link: http://mrsec.org/education/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: $3800 + $2000 for teachers living over 60 miles from site

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Christine Morrow
Boulder, CO
Phone: (303) 735-2527
Fax: (303) 492-2998