STEM Opportunities For Middle School Teachers

Gaithersburg Campus. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting applications from eligible public school districts and accredited private educational institutions in the U.S. and its territories nominating middle school science teachers to participate in the 2015 NIST Summer Institute Program.

The two week workshop will provide selected middle school teachers hands on activities, lectures, tours, and visits with NIST scientists and engineers at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Md. More information on the NIST Middle School teachers program is available here. The Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Notice is posted here. Deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday, March 13, 2015.

Undergraduates and their colleges or universities also are invited to apply to participate in NIST’s 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students.

NIST anticipates providing meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students at their Gaithersburg, Md. campus. The NIST site in Boulder, Colo., also operates a SURF program with a distinctly separate application. The SURF Programs are anticipated to run between May 26 and Aug. 9, 2015 or June 8 and Aug. 9, 2015 at the Gaithersburg campus; and May 18 to July 31, 2015 at the Boulder campus. Adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules. The FFO Notice for both programs is posted here. The deadline for application submissions is Feb. 13, 2015.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.