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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
City: Green Bank
State: WV
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has received a supplemental grant from the NSF that will fund summer research positions at the NRAO in Socorro, NM and in Green Bank, WV. The program, called Research Experiences for Teachers, provides teachers with 8-week summer internships working with individual astronomers or other NRAO staff on their research. RET participants will be involved in one of several astronomy research projects which involve using radio telescopes to make observations, analyze data, construct instruments or monitor the local interference environment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/27/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/epo/ret.html

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $1,000 salary per week; Up to $1200 for travel to AAS meeting to present poster

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Sue Ann Heatherly
RET Program, NRAO
PO Box 2
Green Bank, WV 24944