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Name: Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS)
School/Institution: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
City: Newport News
State: VA
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
Description: The DOE Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS) program at Jefferson Lab is a four-week summer program for teachers of grades 5 through 8 designed to build teachers' skills in the physical sciences.

The 2009 program (July 6th - July 31st) will include the following components: a course in basic chemistry (50 hours), lectures on current research (20 hours), exploration and creation of physical science classroom activities (40 hours), and completion of a team-based research project under the guidance of Lab staff (50 hours).
Start Date: 07/06/2009
End Date: 07/31/2009
Duration: 4 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/30/2009
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: $800 per week
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Jan Tyler
12000 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-269-7164