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Research Experiences for Teachers

                                                       

The School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Minnesota will again offer a summer program, Research Experiences for Teachers, offering teachers an opportunity to work with a physics r

The School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Minnesota will again offer a summer program, Research Experiences for Teachers, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This program offers teachers an opportunity to work with a physics research group at the University for about 6 weeks during the summer. In keeping with the complicated schedules of teachers, the program times are somewhat flexible beginning on about June 17th. The program includes working with faculty, post docs, and graduate students on a research project on the forefront of knowledge as well as seminars with the Physics Education group addressing the connections to teaching in the classroom. The program pays a stipend equal to a teacher s regular salary plus extra travel expenses either from commuting to campus or living away from home. We anticipate that the program will be limited to 4 teachers this summer. Research groups and their work can be found at http://www.physics.umn.edu/research/. Please send inquires to heller@physics.umn.edu or call 612-624-7314. To apply send an email to heller@physics.umn.edu with your name, your school, subjects taught, grade level, research preferences, and dates available. Offers will be made starting April 1, 2002 until all of the positions are filled.