Grant: $500,000 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 10, 2009
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Award Description: This RET Site program aims to establish a strong partnership between MSU, the hosting institution, the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), the co-hosting institution, school districts, and industry on advancing pre-college science and engineering education, by training a cadre of leaders of middle and high school teachers in the areas of STEM. The three year program will provide a 7 week summer experience for a total of 26 middle and high school STEM teachers from Holt Public Schools, Utica Community Schools, and the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). These teachers will be given the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research on BITS, with 'one-on-one' mentoring from engineering faculty. Working with PIs, faculty mentors, and a teacher development specialist from the College of Education, teachers will also develop innovative, standards-compliant curriculum modules and participate in a number of professional development activities: workshops, seminars, and field trips to industry and national labs. Extensive follow-up activities are planned throughout the academic year to ensure translation of the lab experience to classroom practice and to foster and strengthen long-term partnerships between engineering faculty and teachers. The Site will also engage industrial partners to explore a potentially sustainable paradigm for RET that is supported primarily by industry.
Project Description: See Award Description.
Infrastructure Description: n/a
Jobs Summary: The jobs created & retained help accomplish the scope of this project as detailed in the original proposal. Types of Jobs: PI and Research Technician (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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