Join us at Penn State this summer for exciting opportunities to experience cutting-edge research and classroom implementation strategies!
Summer Research Experiences for PA STEM Teachers

Dates:  June 20-August 5, 2016
Locations:  4 STEM Host Placements
Benefits:  $6500 stipend

CSATS Summer Research Experiences for PA STEM Teachers actively involve K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math educators working alongside university or industry scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and integrating related research projects into their classrooms, schools and districts.  Learn from researchers in the real world of STEM and how you can bring their engineering and science practices into your classroom!  You can be located at any of the four host placements based on your preference! 
Application Extended!  Due March 20, 2016

Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science (APPLES) Climate Change Workshop 

Dates:  July 25-29, 2016

Location:  Penn State University, University Park, PA

Teacher Benefits:
  • Lodging and meals provided
  • Travel support for teachers from partnered schools, additional travel support to other teachers based on funds
  • Equipment needed to carry out classroom research projects
  • $500 stipend for implementation of a classroom research project
  • $500 stipend for presenting at Arctic Research Symposium at Penn State Spring 2018
Middle and high school teachers will spend a week at Penn State learning about how scientists identify key phenological stages of plant growth, and how to monitor plant phenological responses to climatic warming using time-lapse cameras and mini-greenhouses. Teachers will participate in science inquiry activities which replicate the practices of scientists and the systems nature of research.  With support from the APPLES team, teachers will develop a research project to implement with students in the 2016-2017 academic year, integrating research practices into the research design.  The classroom research project will incorporate learning from the workshop, including arctic data collected by Dr. Eric Post and his research team, and utilizing equipment and procedures used by the researchers.   This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so register early! 

Application Due April 1, 2016

NEWBio BBEP Renewable Energy Teacher Summer Workshop: Bioenergy and Bioproducts 

Dates:  July 11-15, 2016

Location:  Penn State University, University Park, PA

  • Lodging, meals, and travel expenses (up to $500)
  • $300 Stipend
  • Up to $300 worth of materials and supplies
  • Act 48 credits available
Spend a week at University Park learning about current bioenergy research from nationally recognized faculty.  Renewable Energy alternatives are vital for the health of our planet, and the NEWBio Project, funded by the USDA, is helping us learn more about how to best realize this vision.  Renewable Energy is a hot topic today, and this workshop will provide teachers with bioenergy content knowledge and activities to immediately use in their classrooms.  This workshop is a STEM integrated experience, providing resources and skills to help teachers work with their colleagues to implement these concepts into their classroom.
Application Due May 31, 2016

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