2014 PRE-TEACHING SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
APPLY NOW! EXTENDED DEADLINE IS MAY 8 BY 11:59 P.M.
The Pre-Teaching Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PT-SURE) is a paid research experience in a Georgia Tech laboratory for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in secondary (grades 6-12) education. Participants will also have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of laboratory research and research methods. The program is in conjunction with the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and the Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) program that brings middle and high school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers together with researchers and graduate students in Georgia Tech laboratories. The goal of the GIFT program is to provide teachers summer STEM internships in university research laboratories and industry workplaces so that they can develop curriculum and lesson plans for the school year that integrate real world applications. PT-SURE students become an integral part of this development process over the course of the summer. Participants may also have the opportunity to work with high school students participating in the Research, Experiment, Analyze, and Learn (R.E.A.L.) component of the GIFT program in the same lab.*
*PT-SURE participants will not be teaching or learning to teach high school or middle school students but will instead be actively engaged in working with teachers and possible student teams to develop curriculum and lesson plans based upon the research carried out over the summer.
Extended application deadline: May 8, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.
REQUIRED PARTICIPATION DATES
orientation: May 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (location TBD)
PT-SURE: June 9 - July 25, 2014 PT-SURE program
banquet and poster session by PT-SURE participants: July 21, 2014 (11:00 a.m., Student Center Ballroom)
- in good academic and disciplinary standing
- minimum 2.5 GPA
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- interested in teaching as a career
- Georgia Tech students only
- must not graduate before December 2014
- 40 hours per week for entire length of program
- participation in orientation and other activities with G.I.F.T. and R.E.A.L. participants
- weekly blog and poster presentation due last day of the program
- assist in the development of curriculum action plan and lessons based on research experience
- provide additional assistance as appropriate
$3,000 stipend (no housing, food, etc. provided)
Participants may apply for undergraduate research experience credit.
May 8, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.
A complete application packet consists of:
- completed application form
- two letter of recommendations emailed by referees directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Incomplete application packets will not reviewed. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.
- Baabuk Ashuri, Architecture
- Matthew Swarts, Architecture
- Chris Huber, Earth and Atmospheric Science
- Jennifer Leavey, Urban Bee Project/Biology
- Peter Hesketh, Mechanical Engineering
- David N. Ku, Mechanical Engineering
- Baratunde Cola, Mechanical Engineering
- Todd Sulchek, Mechanical Engineering
- David Hu, Mechanical Engineering
- Lee Lerner, Computer Engineering
- Michael Filler, Biomedical Engineering
- Jason Freeman, Music
- Warren Matthews, Information Technology
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION
Susan Belmonte, Pre-Teaching Advisor, email@example.com