Administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Description: provides an eight-week mentored research experience for teachers certified in and currently teaching science in grades 9-12. Tentative dates are June 5 to July 29, 2005. Participating teachers are assigned to on-going ORNL research projects, according to interest and mentor availability, in the broad areas of neutron science, complex biological systems, energy science, high performance computing, and materials sciences. 

Eligibility Requirements:

Duration: eight weeks

Benefits: weekly stipend of $800 while at the Laboratory; funds available for mini-grants for classroom materials and equipment; funds available to attend and present at professional conferences; optional graduate credit—cost paid by participant

Selection Criteria: the number of teachers selected for a given program is dependent on the funding available for the lab to implement that program. Teams of teachers from the same school or district will be given preference in the selection process.

Funding source(s): U.S. Department of Energy


Project Manager

Marie Westfall
(865) 576-3425  
Fax: (865) 574-4528

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