Summer Research Program for Science Educators
The goal of the program is to enhance student interest and sucess in the biologic sciences. In particular, the program targets under-privileged and minority student populations.
The program provides funding:
For teachers to participate in hands-on research in a laboratory at National Jewish Health for two consecutive summers ($5,000 stipend/summer)
For teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms
For teachers to attend the National Partners in Science Conference in January in San Diego
Time for pedagogic development and lesson planning to incorperate what you are learning in the laboratory is built into the 8-week program. In addition, there will be a lecture series on immunology. Finally, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be available to support you in the classroom during the school year.
The program is funded by an NIH grant that supports similar programs at Columbia University, Stanford University and the University of Texas Southwestern.
Example Classroom Exercise Demonstrated on Pedagogic Development Day
For more information on this program, please visit the National Jewish Health website.