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NSF Research Experience for Teachers in Biologically inspired Computing systems

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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators

The Research Experience for Teachers program at the University of South Alabama invites 12 in-service middle school and high school teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to conduct research and curriculum development activities at the USA campus for six weegks during the summer. Teachers will work with USA faculty as well as industry partners on discovery-based research projects in the area of biologically-inspired computing systems to support machine learning applications.

The RET teachers will design standards-compliant curriculum modules which they will implement in their classrooms during the academic year. The teachers will also participate in many professional development activities during the summer research activity and the academic year. This program will develop a lasting relationship between the university, the K-12 schools, and the surrounding community that can help to build a strong educational foundation in the schools supported by the university and the other partners.


-$7,000 stipend

-Up to $1,100 to purchase materials/supplies to assist teachers in transferring the research experience to their classrooms

-Travel support to attend and present at a national conference

-Support for lesson plan implementation during the school year

The application will remain open until the program is filled. All middle and high school STEM teachers are invited to apply for this incredible opportunity.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of South Alabama (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

STEM Education

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

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