Drexel University

Research Experiences for Teachers: STEM and Computer Science

Posted on March 13, 2017

Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics is pleased to announce that the REThink Project, a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site in Engineering and Computer Science for Machine Learning to Enhance Human-Centered Computing, is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Program. Funding is anticipated for this program.

STEM and Computer Science high school teachers and 2-year college faculty in the City of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area are encouraged to apply for this non-residential program running June 26, 2017 – August 4, 2017.

Over the course of the 6-week institute, teachers will receive an orientation that covers the sources of big data, machine learning techniques, overviews of project areas and a symposium exposing the ‘big ideas’ and computational thinking practices of the CS Principles project. Teachers will spend the remaining time performing research with faculty and students in labs on project topics that include authorship recognition, driver distraction, brain-computer interfaces, histology image analysis, and smart textiles for perinatal monitoring, and initiating work on educational modules for use at their home institutions.

Teachers are expected to commit to full-time participation during the six-week summer program and additional activities throughout the school year. Teachers will participate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and receive up to $6000 for the summer program, up to an additional $2000 additionally for follow up activities throughout the year, and will be allotted up to $2000 for equipment/supplies needed to effectively develop and deliver new course materials based on their research experience. No prior research experience is necessary. We encourage applications from two persons at the same institution, who can work as a team in developing and delivering curricular materials.

Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2017. For more information, including how to apply, visit the project website at http://rethink.cs.drexel.edu, or contact Evy Vega directly at evy.vega@drexel.edu or 215-895-2669.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics’ REThink Project is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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