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Name: The Joule Fellows -Teachers in Sustainable Energies Research Laboratories
School/Institution: university of Connecticut
Department/Unit: school of engineering
City: storrs
State: CT
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: The School of Engineering is pleased to announce an exciting paid summer research opportunity for teachers, the Joule Fellows – Teachers in Sustainable Energies Research Laboratories program. The Joule Fellows program (JFP) is funded by the National Science Foundation. One unique feature of this program is that it requires at least two teachers from the same school to participate. JFP is intended to provide teachers of science, mathematics, and/or technology subjects with a rare opportunity to gain valuable hands-on laboratory exposure to ongoing research in sustainable energy areas such as biofuels, renewable fuels, fuel cells, energy storage devices (including photovoltaics) and other green energy technologies, as well as related fields.

Each participant in the Joule Fellows program receives a total stipend of $5,000 and a certificate of participation. The most important benefit, however, is the knowledge you will take back to your classroom. Our faculty members and grad students will work with you and your colleague to develop experimental setups and curriculum modules for your students that will both engage them and enrich their learning experiences.

Learn more about the Joule Fellows program and our inaugural year by reading:
Joule Fellows Program Embeds Teachers in Research Labs (pdf).
Start Date: 07/05/2011
End Date: 08/12/2011
Application Deadline: 04/28/2011
Late application is accepted
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Benefits and Requirements

Cost: housing and travel
Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: 1.Tour engineering laboratories, attend seminars, engage in discussions with teachers and professors on cutting edge topics in engineering, science and education
2.Gain exposure to the range of engineering careers, disciplines and core concepts that will improve your students' ability to make informed career choices.
3.Create practical curricula and engineering projects for the classroom.
4.Networking opportunities with engineers from industry and academia.
5.Collaboration with other teaching professionals interested in bringing engineering to the classroom.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: two teachers from same school is preferred

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Aida Ghiaei
261 Glenbrool road, unit 2237
storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 4866523