High school science teachers are encouraged to apply for the 2019 NIEHS Science, Teachers and Research Summer (STaRS) Experience. STaRS is a two-week professional development (PD) program, designed and conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
The goals of the PD are:
The program will run from Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 19 (excluding Saturday and Sunday), from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. each day. STaRS participants are expected to attend the full two-week program. Participants will conduct biomedical research investigations in laboratories and will learn from NIEHS scientists and guest speakers from local universities about various issues in biomedical and environmental sciences, such as environmental triggers of diseases, translation of basic research to clinical application, gene editing, genetically modified organisms and bioethics. In addition, teachers will use what they have learned from this PD to develop classroom projects. To offset costs associated with lodging, meals, transportation and time spent during the two-week program, participants will receive a $2,000 stipend, coordinated and disbursed by NCABR. The stipend will be provided in two equal payments, which will be disbursed each week of the program.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Allender B. Lynch | Program Coordinator, K-16 Education & Outreach
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)
P.O. Box 19469
Raleigh, NC 27619-9469
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