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Name: Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers
School/Institution: Northwestern University
City: Evanston
State: IL
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: Over a 7-week period in the summer (June 30-August 15, 2008), participating teachers are engaged full-time in hands-on nanotechnology related research under the guidance of center faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Weekly group meetings, laboratory tours, and seminars expand the learning experience. Participants also work with the program director to develop innovative projects that introduce nanotechnology in the classroom.
Start Date: 06/30/2008
End Date: 08/15/2008
Duration: 7 Weeks
Application Deadline: 03/01/2008
Opportunity Website: http://www.nsec.northwestern.edu/RET.htm

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: Participants are awarded a stipend of $8,000.

Additionally, teachers interested in ongoing professional development have an opportunity to learn about nanotechnology and discover ways to share this knowledge with their students.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: Applicants must be currently employed as a K-12 science teacher or community college science faculty, and have a bachelor's degree in the physical sciences or engineering.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Margaret Connolly
Evanston, IL
Phone: (847) 467-1031