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Name: Teacher Research Associates (TRAC)
School/Institution: Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory
City: Batavia
State: IL
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: The goals of Fermilab's TRAC program are to provide outstanding science, mathematics, computer science, and technology teachers with professional scientific, engineering, or technical experiences through summer research opportunities. The increased awareness and understanding of cutting-edge science and technology obtained by the teacher can be transferred back to the classroom. Teachers are assigned mentors and jobs that best match the teacher's skills and interest with the available opportunities for that summer.

Appointments are for a period of 8 weeks in the summer. Selection is based on the applicant's educational and professional qualifications, commitment to teaching, references, compatibility of scientific interests with resources available at Fermilab, and the expected benefits of the research opportunity to the applicant, the applicant's home institution and Fermilab. Preference shall be given to applicants from schools and districts that emphasize and support the development of this research experience into programs that may be transferred back into the classroom.
Duration: Eight-week period
Application Deadline: 02/14/2011
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Application Link:
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Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: $700 per week
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: * 7th through 12th grade teachers employed full time in public, private or parochial schools with primary teaching assignments in science, math, computer science or technology education. Teachers must be assigned a full-time teaching load during the academic year prior to the appointment and expect to do the same during the following year.
* Participants must provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
* Participants must have medical insurance while at Fermilab.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Carol Angarola
Batavia, IL 60510-5011
Phone: 630-840-3929