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Name: Research Experience for Teachers
School/Institution: University of Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Level: High School
Description: A grant is being requested to support high school science teachers from schools in the Delaware Valley. The teachers will undertake a summer research program for six weeks from June 23 through August 1, 2008 and each will be assigned to a senior investigator in five of our IRG and Seed programs within the PENN MRSEC. It is proposed that each teacher learn a specific instrumental technique that is seminal to the research interests of the group, e.g. x-ray diffraction or scanning electron microscopy, which he/she will use to conduct a short research assignment pertinent to the goals of the group.
Duration: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: 05/01/2008
Opportunity Website: http://www.lrsm.upenn.edu/outreach/ret.html
Sponsor Link: http://mrsec.org/education/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: ~$5,000
Other Prerequisites: Delaware Valley that are within commuting distance of the PENN MRSEC

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. A. R. McGhie, Associate Director
Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-898-6461
Fax: 215-898-829