This bulletin board lists advertisements places by college faculty who are seeking K-12 teachers for a research experience in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

The ads are listed in order of posting date: the older ads at the beginning of the page, and the more recent ads at the end.


POSTED: January 12, 2001


Research Experiences for Teachers


Summer 2001, 5-8 weeks, flexible start/end dates


The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Conte Center for Polymer Research


April 1, 2000


Salary of $1,000 per week
Up to $1,000 to defray housing/commuter costs
Six (6) graduate credits
At least 80 PDPs


Gregory M. Dabkowski, UMass-PSE-Conte
fax: (413) 545-0082


Summer Research Opportunity for Teachers

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is soliciting applications for a Research Experiences for Teachers program in the summer of 2001, for middle and high school teachers.

Three teachers will be selected to participate in team research at the Silvio O. Conte Center for Polymer Research. Participants will perform research as a team and develop teaching modules to transfer their experience to their classroom. The teachers will be able to select a research topic from a broad spectrum of topics in chemistry, physics, or engineering of polymers. Projects under consideration are nanomembranes, crystallization in confined geometries, sensors, and polymer deformation.

The program has flexible duration as teachers can participate from 5-8 weeks. Benefits include a salary of $1,000 per week, up to $1,000 to defray housing or commuter costs, six (6) graduate credits, and at least 80 PDPs.

Please send a one page resume along with a paragraph describing how a research experience could benefit your teaching. Electronic or hard copy applications are acceptable. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1, 2000.

Gregory M. Dabkowski
Amherst, MA 01003
fax (413) 545-0082

POSTED: February 13, 2001


Field Experience in Hawaii


June 30, 2001 to July 15, 2001




None, but space is limited to 18


Apx. $3,000 (pp/dbl occ.)
If you are a K-12 teacher, you may be able to apply for outside grants to cover the cost. There are grants out there to aid K-12 teachers in gaining research/filed experience that will positively influence their classroom. Try searching through NSF and the Eisenhower Clearinghouse! If you happen upon such a grant, please email, so the resource can be added to this page.


Richard Little
Greenfield Community College
Phone: (413) 775-1445


This is not a formal "research" opportunity, but a field experience that will offer the participant a geologic exploration of three Hawaiian Islands.

FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES OF HAWAII Tour. Hawaii is the greatest show on Earth! Come and explore with our small group. The cost including excellent hotels, ground, and air transportation will run approx. $3000 (pp/dbl. occy.). You can get the brochure and find out more at this web site: You will bring some incredible stories back to your classroom, as well as samples of rocks and sediment, plus, of course, pictures of diverse landforms and environments, from reef, rainforest, and desert. Red-hot lava is (almost certainly) guaranteed! Join our small group(18 max) which includes other teachers and some retired folks.....

Your trip leader is Prof. Richard Little, Greenfield Community College.

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Created Jan 2001
Author: A.G., STEMTEC