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nano@illinois - Research Experience for Teachers (RET)


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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators
Faculty & Administrators

Description:
The RET will focus on recruiting underrepresented minority populations (focused on ethnicity, geography, disability, and veteran status) including women and will target teachers from high-need areas, including inner city, rural, low-income, and those with significant URM students. Participants will conduct research in world-class labs and engage in other activities over 6 weeks on a full-time basis, with 4 follow-up sessions during the school year. Participants will have possibilities to extend the RET for 2 years.

Teacher professional development will include teacher-focused lectures, ethics seminars, hands-on modules, STEM education issues, career choices, and resources for implementing a nano lab and curriculum. With interest and experience in K-14 education, faculty's and staff's commitment to this RET Site will ensure positive outcomes for the teachers and their students. The RET Site will leverage institutional knowledge and educational resources developed through the NSF Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS).

Each teacher will develop a high-quality multi-day instructional module with associated instructional resources that is grounded in the research conducted throughout the summer and research area worked in. In addition to teaching this module to students and collecting data on its integration in your classroom, this module will be shared nationwide through nanotechnology hubs.

High-quality follow-up sessions and evaluation will be infused.

Benefits Include:

$7000 Stipend (Teachers)

$3500 Stipend (Pre-service Teachers)

Materials stipend

Travel support

Room and board

Hands-on research

Faculty/Peer mentoring

Professional developmen

Networking

Partnership with Summer Research Opportunities Program


Application Deadline: 3/15/2017
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Nanotechnology

Keywords:
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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