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Teacher Resources - Jackson Laboratory Teaching Sabbaticals

The Jackson Laboratory and The University of Maine are pleased to announce the annual Teacher Research Sabbatical program – a paid academic-year research experience open to all STEM teachers in Maine and other rural New England states.

Teacher Research Interns will work full-time for the spring semester with a biomedical scientist at  The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally recognized genetics research institute in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The goals of the program are to give teachers a deeper understanding of the process of science and to help teachers develop curricula that emphasize guided inquiry and a culture of science in the classroom.  There are no prerequisites and expertise in genetics is not necessary.

Stipend and Housing.  Teachers will receive a $28,000 stipend for the semester internship that runs from mid-January to mid-May 2014.  Near-campus housing in Bar Harbor is available for a low cost and a $1,500 housing stipend will be provided.

Course credit. In addition to research, the program includes a 3-credit UMaine course “Research-related Curriculum Development in Science and Mathematics”, taught by Dr. Michelle Smith.

Dates. Mid-January through mid-May 2014.

Applications are due October 15th.

For complete information and an online application, please see the following website:

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The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center)
5727 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5727
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Orono, Maine 04469