Thursday, February 18, 2016

Summer Science Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU)

Summer Science Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU) offers
participants an immersive summer experience in secondary science
education at Trinity College. Selected from a national network of 60 liberal
arts institutions, TEU participants earn a generous stipend, take a 60-hour
course in science teaching methods, and apply what they’re learning to
teaching high school students under the supervision of a master teacher.

A six-week summer program funded by the National Science Foundation,
TEU aims to develop future educational leaders. If you are committed to
a career in secondary education or seriously interested in exploring the
possibility of such a career, apply now.

Apply Online: Deadline: February 28, 2016
Acceptances Announced: March 15, 2016
Program Start Date: June 20, 2016

TEU participants receive:
Stipend ranging from $2,500 to $3,500
Travel expenses to and from Brown University
Books and course materials
Housing (dormitory-style single rooms)
Three meals a day in the campus dining hall
Funding to attend national or regional conference on STEM education

TEU participants complete:
60-hour methods course in math content and pedagogy
Four-week teaching practicum under the supervision of a mentor
Daily debriefing sessions with the mentor
A teaching portfolio with lesson plans and teaching materials
A self-assessment demonstrating growth in teaching
A post-summer science education leadership project at his/her home institution

For more info visit the program website.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2016 REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources.

Sustainable Land and Water Resources

2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates 

Application deadline:  March 2, 2016

Program dates:  June 13 - August 19, 2016

Visit for more information and application.

The aim of the proposed REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources is to introduce undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices, with a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Students will work on one of three teams on projects that integrate Earth-surface dynamics, geology, hydrology and other disciplines.  Research teams are hosted on two Native American reservations and at the Univ. MN and projects are developed in collaboration with the tribes' resource management divisions.  The REU incorporates an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods, CBPR, indigenous research methods, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Projects take place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota; and at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.  Students in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Mathematics, and related disciplines are invited to apply.   For a complete list of projects for this year, visit the project website.