NSF GK-12 Program
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Application Due Date for Graduate Fellows:  February 11, 2009 (end of the day)

Selection Date:  ~ April 14, 2009

Title of project:  Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools

Number of Fellows per year: 8-10 Graduate Fellows and 10-12 advanced Undergraduate Fellows

Brief Overview: The long-term goal of the program is to create a GK-12 model to train Fellows and improve the content of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in rural grades 6-8. The intellectual merit of our approach derives from four outcomes: 1) development of a mechanism to enrich graduate education; 2) enhance knowledge and skills of Fellows for educational outreach; 3) heightened sensitization of Fellows to the needs and opportunities of rural, geographically-isolated students; 4) and improve teachers knowledge and understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 

Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows will serve as role models and stimulate studentsí interest in STEM by conveying the excitement of research and discovery.
 

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The PEER Program is composed of three grants entitled "GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools", "Integrating Environmental Health Science in Rural Schools," and a NCRR SEPA grant entitled "Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools".

Major funding for the PEER Program is provided by the
National Science Foundation,
the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
and the National Center for Research Resources


 

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