This research opportunity, which will be accompanied by a $3,000 stipend provided by the Furman’s HHMI-BRIDGES Undergraduate Science Education Program, is intended to give middle and high school STEM teachers an intensive 6-week research experience under the direction of a Furman math or science faculty mentor. Teachers will be directed in carrying out unique, individualized research projects typically resulting in scientific presentation at the regional or national level; in many cases teachers may serve as coauthors for eventual peer- reviewed publication. During this experience, teachers will serve as colleagues to Furman faculty, undergraduates and students from the South Carolina Governors School for Science and Mathematics. This program represents a full- time commitment (30-40 hours/week depending on credit hours). Accordingly, teachers may apply for 4-6 hours of Graduate Studies credit to be awarded by Furman university at the current fee structure of $99/credit hour. (As of the time of printing, the formal course number for the HHMI research experience has not yet been assigned). Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. vicky Turgeon for more details; we anticipate having available a complete listing of research topics and associated Furman project mentors who will participate by January 31, 2010. This list may include possible opportunities in Chemistry, Biology, psychology, neuroscience, Math, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science and Health and Exercise Science.
Professional development/certification renewal credit, 4-6 credit hours
Dates: June 6 - July 15, 2011
Location: Furman University, Greenville, SC
Fee: $99/credit hour
Contact: Dr. John Kaup (864/ 294-3773, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Web site: www.furman.edu/hhmi/education_outreach.htm