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Research Internships for High School Teachers

Summer Research Program for Teachers/CERTS

June 15 - August 7, 2015

Stanford’s Summer Research Program for Teachers (SRPT) offers eight-week research fellowships for teachers of middle school and high school who teach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teachers work in a Stanford lab four days a week, and meet once a week as a group for science and engineering lectures by Stanford faculty, lab tours, and seminars on teaching. Participants earn a stipend of $7,200 for the summer and an additional $1,000 grant after developing and testing new lessons with their students.

Beginning in summer 2013, a subset of these teachers was funded by the National Science Foundation in a complementary program called Computing and Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers (CERTS). The expectations and activities for CERTS and SRPT are identical.

Ecology & Sustainability: Experiences with Mexico’s Biocultural Diversity

July 16 - 26, 2015

During this 10-day summer course, teachers will go into the field in Mexico with the Center for Latin American Studies. Participants will work with scientists on research projects focusing on ecology, sustainability, and conservation science at Los Tuxtlas Tropical Biology Station in Veracruz, Mexico. Teachers will have the opportunity to work with science educators from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) to develop unit plans, lessons, or units for use in their classrooms.