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Name: High School Teachers Summer Internship
School/Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Department/Unit: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Dr. Gregory Rohrer, professor of Material Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, has provided to a number of high school teachers the availability of an internship program at Carnegie Mellon over the summer months. The objective of this internship is to assist the high school teacher in integrating Material Science and Engineering related curricula in the high school teacher's physics, chemistry and science/math classes. The teachers involved have spent 4 weeks developing a laboratory experiment, and/or courseware that illustrate some fundamental principle of Material Science that will be used in conjunction with their curriculum.

Continuing education is essential in all professions and the teaching profession is no exception. With the completion of the internship, the teachers involved will be awarded 120 hours of ACT 48 credit. In addition, the internship will have a $1000 budget for materials to complete the laboratory and/or courseware activity (to be used by August of the summer internship), and an additional $1000 for the following year to replenish any expendables as needed (an explanation discussing the usage of the money must accompany the request).

The teachers will be awarded a $6000 stipend for their work. Being a professional, the teacher's schedule is flexible and the objective is the completion of the task. A weekly meeting will be held discussing the progress of the teachers work. Facility space is available at Carnegie Mellon, but as history has shown, many teachers have worked in their school environment (classroom), at home, and at various libraries. There is NO sign in sheet, NO clock to punch in. You, the teacher, are responsible to meet the needs of the project. Staff from CMU is available, and support and guidance is there for your assistance.

Additional information may be received by contacting me at my email, robertw2@andrew.cmu.edu or by phone at 412-609-6422. All applications are to be received prior to March 1 of the year of participation, in order for a final decision to be made by the end of March. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional to grow in a superb educational environment at Carnegie Mellon University.
Duration: 4 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/01/2011
Opportunity Website: http://mimp.materials.cmu.edu/hst/information.html
Application Link: http://mimp.materials.cmu.edu/hst/application.html
Sponsor Link: http://mrsec.org/education/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
Materials Budget
Benefit Explanation: With the completion of the internship, teachers are awarded a $6000 stipend for their work and 120 hours of ACT 48 credit. In addition, the internship will have a $1000 budget for materials to complete the laboratory and/or courseware activity, and an additional $1000 for the following year to replenish any expendables as needed.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Robert A Wesolowski
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Phone: 412-609-6422