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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: Towson University
City: Towson
State: MD
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Towson University has obtained funding from the National Science Foundation to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program during the summer. This combined REU/RET program provides 7 undergraduate students and 7 in-service teachers with hands-on research experiences. The nine-week program will pair one student and one teacher with one of seven experienced research mentors. Participants will work closely with their research mentor on the identification of the project, design and collection of the experiment, analysis of the data, and presentation of the results via publication or oral/poster presentations. As the program progresses, the senior mentor's role will change from teacher to collaborator. Students and teachers will participate in a wide range of research projects in the areas of nanotechnology, thin film and sensor technology, and solid-state chemistry. Through these diverse but related experiences participants will gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of science.
Duration: 9 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/18/2005
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $500 per week
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: Must teach science at an accredited K-12 institution.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. David Shaefer
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-3007
Fax: 410-704-3511