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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: University of Notre Dame
City: Notre Dame
State: IN
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The Notre Dame Physics RET program has been in operation for the past 6 years. It uses the QuarkNet infrastructure already in place at Notre Dame to recruit teachers and provide meaningful research projects for RET participants.  Educational outreach at the QuarkNet Center at the University of Notre Dame, introduces high school teachers to current research in the areas of particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics through hands-on research guided by Notre Dame physicists. Teachers' research activities are supplemented by weekly lunch-time physics seminars and weekly educational seminars. Additionally, teachers meet weekly during the academic year, although this is optional.
Duration: 4-8 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/15/2007
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: $6300 per 8 weeks. Stipends are pro-rated for shorter periods; housing available in dorms.  3 Graduate Course Credits may be awarded for successful completion.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Beth Marchant
Notre Dame, IN 46556-2912