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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Summer Research Institue for Pre-Service Teachers
Spend the summer doing laboratory research in a paid internship, and learn more about bringing the experimental and problem-solving skills that scientists and mathematicians use in their research into the K-12 classroom! We encourage you to apply to our Summer Institute 2010, which is a 9-week program from June 14-August 13. You will work full-time (40 hours/week) under the guidance of a research scientist at a UC Berkeley lab or Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory near campus, receive a housing allowance and stipend of $5000, and can get college course credit for a
workshop series that helps you connect the advanced research concepts you will be learning in your lab with your future classroom teaching. Lab placements will be found for you that match your major and research interests, including science, math and engineering majors.
• Conduct research at internationally-known, top-rate laboratories on the UC Berkeley campus or at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (full-time 40 hours/week)
• Experience hands-on, inquiry based science and math lessons at
(option to earn 3 units UC Berkeley Summer Sessions course credit)
• Learn to bring research skills acquired during your internship into a K-12 setting
• Create and present a poster demonstrating your research accomplishments,
identify a lesson plan that aligns with your research, and assemble a digital portfolio that reflects on your summer research experience and future plans to teach
• Receive a housing allowance and stipend totaling $5,000
To let us know you are interested in the Summer Institute, please fill out the online pre-application.
If you have questions, email Emily Bergen (email@example.com), or
(510-643-2921). The application is a two-step process. Once we have received your pre-application, we will refer you to the more extensive U.S. Department of Energy application materials. There is a rolling admission policy; laboratories start offering placements on February 1, 2010, and continue to offer internships until all openings are filled (at the latest, mid-March)--so apply early!
There will be an Application Writing Workshop on January 19 from 5:00-6:30 pm in 1011 Evans Hall to help you with the application process.
For more infomation, please read the report from the Summer 2008 Institute