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Teacher Research Experience Program: Summer 2015

The STAR program has provided over 160 Noyce scholars with summer research experiences to help our Scholars bring high-impact practices into their future STEM classrooms. We encourage pre-service Noyce Scholars to take advantage of our summer 2015 opportunities. The program is funded by the NSF and other funding partners in collaboration with the California State University system and 20 research lab partners including national, private, and university research institutions.

WHAT IS STAR? STAR is a nine-week summer research experience program for pre-service STEM teachers and people considering education careers. Participants earn $500/wk doing full-time research at one of our partner research labs (including NASA, NOAA, and 18 other sites) and may be eligible for up to $2,250 of additional support if they need to temporarily relocate for the program. In addition to their research work, participants attend professional development (PD) workshops which help translate their research work into classroom practices, teacher-researcher conferences, and become eligible for continued PD and networking opportunities. Our Fellows are highly regarded by our lab partners and STAR placed 70 Fellows in 2014, but this competitive program receives hundreds of applications each year, so a well-considered application and reference letter are essential.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? This program is open to juniors, seniors, or alumni from ANY CSU campus, as long as they have not yet worked as a full-time teacher. The program is also open to Robert Noyce Scholars from anywhere in the country.

The application deadline is January 15, 2015.

For online applications, lab site details, and more program information, please visit: