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Name: Mechanics, chemistry (Mansfield Univ Modeling Institute)
School/Institution: Mansfield University
Department/Unit: Chemistry and Physics
City: Mansfield
State: PA
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: 5/15/2012: The chemistry workshop is FULL.

In Mansfield University's Modeling Institute, teachers conduct intensive, hands-on, practical workshops.  The 2012 Modeling Institute offers courses in:

•  Modeling Physics (mechanics)
•  Modeling Chemistry

Peer leaders:
Mechanics: Jess Dykes, Ridley High School (near Philadelphia)
Chemistry: Tammy Gwara, Desert Ridge HS (near Phoenix, AZ)

[Note: Advanced Modeling in Physics or Chemistry, second year curriculum development courses, will be offered in summer 2013. Leader of advanced physics is Kathy Harper, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Leader of advanced chemistry is Brenda Royce, University HS, Fresno, CA.]

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit to find information on Modeling Workshops nationwide and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding (if needed) to attend.
Start Date: 07/09/2012
End Date: 07/27/2012
Duration: 3 weeks (MTWThF) and follow-up (optional for long-distance teachers)
Application Deadline: 06/01/2012
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
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Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free
Benefits: Meals
Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: The institute is funded in part by Corning, Inc.
Each workshop is free, including lunches.

Housing is available in newly constructed air-conditioned dormitories (cost $154/week).  Apartment-style: two bedrooms with a shared bathroom & common living-dining space. Contact Greg Carson for details.

Workshops may also be taken for four (4) graduate credits at regular tuition rates.

The nearest airport is at Corning/Elmira Regional Airport, NY (45 miles away).
Other Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college-level courses in the respective subject are highly recommended.

[Offered in summer 2013: Prerequisite for the advanced curriculum development course are three weeks of Modeling Workshop in the respective subject (physics or chemistry) and a year of implementation.]

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Gregory Carson
Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: 570-662-4548
Fax: 570-662-4107