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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Haystack Observatory
City: Westford
State: MA
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA, will host two local area high school science teachers during the Summer of 2012, under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. These teachers will work with staff scientists on a project using observational instruments and will receive hands-on experience in the field of radio astronomy and atmospheric science. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars focusing on various areas of research conducted at Haystack. The goal of the program is for the teachers to develop a unit of inquiry-based lesson plans for a particular high school level, based on their summer research internship.
Duration: 7-8 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/16/2012
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Benefit Explanation: $1000 salary per week

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Madeleine Needles, RET Program
MIT Haystack Observatory
Off Rte. 40
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 781-981-5400
Fax: 781-981-0590