High school teachers and community college faculty (CCF) will participate in hands-on nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) research, attend workshops and seminars, develop instructional materials in NSE, and present their research experience, as well as the development and implementation of instructional materials at the NNIN Professional Development Workshop to be held at an NNIN Site each year. The objectives of the program are: 1) to assist science teachers/CCF in performing NSE research in one of the state-of-the-art NNIN user facilities; 2) assist them in understanding and communicating the importance of using inquiry-based methods to solve problems by doing research in NSE; 3) establish a long-term mentorship support group of RETs who will become advocates for STEM& NSE education and careers; 4) nurture a mentorship community between professors, graduate student mentors, and RETs serving diverse populations; 5) and build a library of classroom activities for the classroom. Arizona State University plans to host twelve of the proposed forty-eight participants, or four participants per year over the three-year project. ASU will also attend NNIN Professional Development Workshops.
|Effective start/end date||6/1/12 → 5/31/16|
- National Science Foundation (NSF): $106,473.00