Dear Science Educator,


Here are the details and link for the on-line application for the 2013 Summer Research Program for Teachers sponsored by the STARS Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  The purpose of this program is to provide teachers the opportunity to perform biomedical research as a way to help bring new ideas to the classroom and to rekindle their interest in science.  Teachers will be matched with a faculty mentor with similar interests and will work on a laboratory research project during the course of the summer.  The program is a full time commitment that runs for eight weeks from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 2, 2013. Teachers will be paid a stipend of $4500, plus $250 for classroom supplies for their participation in the program.  As part of the program, participants will develop a classroom activity related to their research experience, create a poster, and give a poster presentation at the conclusion of the summer session.


The program is open to any secondary science teacher (grades 7-12) currently employed in the state of Texas.  Participants will be selected based upon classroom performance, enthusiasm, and a willingness to develop and incorporate new ideas into the science curriculum.  Each applicant will be required to submit an on-line application detailing the expected benefits of the program and a letter of recommendation from their principal.  Teachers will also be interviewed as part of the selection process.


We hope that you will consider submitting an on-line application to this highly beneficial program, and we ask that you also encourage your fellow science teachers to apply to this worthwhile program. Please go and fill out the application on-line at . Completed applications and all documents must be postmarked by 4pm, Friday, February 1, 2013 to be considered. 




STARS Program

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75390-9137

ofc (214) 648-9505

fax (214) 648-9508



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