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Name: Summer Science Outreach Program
School/Institution: Rockefeller University
City: New York
State: NY
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The Rockefeller University's Science Outreach Program is designed to provide outstanding, highly-motivated K-12 teachers an opportunity to experience mentored laboratory research. Teachers are chosen from an applicant pool of public, independent, charter, and parochial school teachers in Greater New York City and across the nation, and matched with scientists who will act as their mentors during seven weeks this summer in ongoing research project(s). Teachers are also welcome to return for a second year if they choose to. If accepted, you will join a diverse group of science teachers who, while doing research, work with each other, scientists, and educators to translate their research experience into active learning for their students. The Program provides a course in science communication that terminates in a poster presentation. Teachers also attend seminars given by Rockefeller faculty. The seven-week program starts June 27th and ends August 12th.
Start Date: 06/27/2011
End Date: 08/12/2011
Duration: 7 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/15/2011
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Funds for School Supplies
Benefit Explanation: Annual stipends are available as is support for school supplies to implement your Action Plan to bring inquiry-based teaching and learning into your classroom. Your professional development is a key factor in this process.
Other Prerequisites: To qualify, preservice teachers must be enrolled in a graduate education program and inservice teachers must be currently employed in a school.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Science Outreach Program
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 53
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-327-7431