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Name: The Chicago Science Teacher Research (CSTR) Program
School/Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago
City: Chicago
State: IL
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The Chicago Science Teacher Research (CSTR) program is an initiative by the faculty of four UIC Colleges in cooperation with the Chicago Public School (CPS) authorities and industrial interest groups to address the need to engage in-service teachers in emerging technologies and cutting edge research in the area of material sciences, nanotechnology, bio-, biomedical and environmental engineering. Nine fellowships are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Research Teachers (RET) Program.  Each fellowship offers: hands-on experience in a research laboratory; engagement with leading researchers in engineering; participation in seminars on emergin technologies and professional development; development of novel educational math and classroom modules for students; tutorial on educational grant writing.
Start Date: 06/15/2009
End Date: 07/31/2009
Duration: 7 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/31/2009
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: $8000 stipend. Additional funding for research projects & development of classroom projects.  Three continuing educations credits (graduate level credits) will be offered simultaneously.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Prof. A.A. Linninger
Fax: (312) 413-7743