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CIAN Optics Research Experience for Teachers in Native American Schools


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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators
Faculty & Administrators

Description:
The Optics Research Experience for Teachers In Native American Schools (O-RETINAS) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is designed for educators of Native American students. This includes teachers on reservation schools as well as teachers with a majority classroom population of Native American students. The program takes place at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, AZ.

This 8-week summer program runs from June to July and is a hands-on research experience and industry internship opportunity for teachers to experience a lab setting as well as a professional industry setting to pursue their own projects. Teachers will also have the opportunity to:

- participate in a workshop with the Native Nations Institute,

- gain experience through an industry practicuum,

- create an original STEM lesson plan that is relevant to Native American students,

- participate in the Optics Research Workshop,

- gain three hours of graduate credit (continuing education) by participating in the Teachers in Industry program.

STIPEND

A stipend of $6,000 and housing and travel is provided. Additionally, a classroom supply budget of $1,500 is awarded at the successful completion of the program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Full-time teachers employed by a school that primarily serves Native American students (must confirm upcoming school year employment). K-12 teachers and community college faculty in a scientific discipline with an interest in increasing their knowledge of scientific research and industry career opportunities as well as bringing advanced information about optics, electronics, physics, materials science, and engineering into their classrooms are encouraged to apply.


Application Deadline: 12/4/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Arizona (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Optics & Photonics
Physics

Keywords:
Education Research
Engineering Research

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


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