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LA-SiGMA Project Still Accepting Applications for RET Program in Materials Sciences

JPPSS math, science, or technology teachers have until March 8 to apply for LA-SiGMAs RET program in materials science.

JPPSS math, science, or technology teachers have until March 8 to apply for LA-SiGMAs RET program in materials science.

The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications’ (LA-SiGMA) Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) project is a six week program where teachers work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects for an inside look into materials science research and computer-based modeling. Teachers will meet world-class researchers, visit labs that are closed to the public, work on meaningful research first hand…and they will get ideas and projects to
take back to their classroom!

Eighteen teachers will be selected to do research at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, or University of New Orleans. The total budget for each RET participant is $7,000, which includes up to $1,000 in travel, the RET stipend, materials and supplies, housing (if needed), meals, and materials and supplies for your classrooms. The specifics of the breakdown of the total amount among these categories is left up to each host campus and may be determined in consultation with the teachers.

Qualifications

  • Middle school, high school, or community college teacher currently teaching math, science, or technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in math, science, education, or engineering
  • Interested in materials science and computational science
  • Able to conduct on-site research during the entire 6 weeks of the program

Important Dates

  • March 8 – Application Deadline
  • April 1 – Notification of Decision
  • End of May through early August – Program Dates (vary by university)

The URL for more information or to apply is http://ret.lasigma.loni.org/.