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Name: Siemens Teachers as Research Associates Program (STARs)
School/Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State: TN
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High School
Description: Siemens Teachers as Researchers is a two-week, residential professional development program, all expenses paid*, in which teachers will engage in mentored research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, or at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. A total of 20 teachers are selected from the field of applicants for each program location.
STARs provides middle school and high school STEM teachers the opportunity to engage with top scientists and researchers on short-term research projects about current topics of national interest that are related to ongoing research at the laboratory.
Duration: 2 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/09/2012
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: Paid travel (purchased roundtrip airline flights or up to $500 round-trip mileage reimbursement)
Paid lodging – double occupancy housing at a local hotel
Paid meals
Paid entrance fees for field trips and cultural activities
$300 stipend
$500 mini-grant to purchase equipment and/or supplies for the classroom
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Marie Westfall
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865-576-3425
Fax: 865-574-4528