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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
City: Amherst
State: MA
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: Up to ten teachers will be selected to participate in team research at the Silvio O. Conte Center for Polymer Research. Participants will perform research as a team and develop teaching modules to transfer their experience to their classroom. The teachers will be selected to research a topic from a broad spectrum of topics in chemistry, physics or engineering of polymers. Examples of projects under consideration are: nanomembranes, crystallization in confined geometries, sensors, and polymer deformation.
Duration: 6-8 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/07/2009
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: $1000 salary per week; Up to $1000 for housing/travel costs; 6 graduate credits and at least 135 PDPs
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Gregory M. Dabkowski
Polymer Science and Engineering Dept.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Fax: 413-545-0082