STARs: Oak Ridge: June 16 – 28, 2013
STARs: Pacific Northwest: July 14 - 26, 2013
Deadline to apply: February 5, 2013
Engage in hands-on research at one of America’s largest multipurpose labs!
Apply today to become a Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) Fellow and shine bright at one of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories this summer. Two groups of twenty educators will be chosen to attend an all-expenses paid*, two-week professional development program at either Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee or Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington.
STARs provides middle school and high school STEM teachers the opportunity to engage with top scientists and researchers on short-term research projects about current topics of national interest that are related to ongoing research at the laboratory. Working in small teams, teachers will collaborate with laboratory scientific teams to conduct assigned research projects on current topics of national interest. ORNL or PNNL will provide additional leadership and resources to help you incorporate research into your science and math classrooms.
In addition to the research immersion, each lab will provide additional educational enhancements throughout the program in the form of seminars, mini-workshops, tours, and field trips to focus and expand the research experience.
For more information on last year’s program, check out last year’s itinerary, photos, and Fellows.
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest, multi-purpose, national research laboratory. Our primary research areas are neutron science, advanced materials, biological systems, energy, national security, nanotechnology, chemical sciences, nuclear physics, and high performance computing. ORNL is home to more than 50 scientific centers and specialized facilities, including the Spallation Neutron Source, National Center for Computational Sciences, Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, Bioenergy Science Center, Center for Nanophase Material Sciences, National Transportation Research Center, and the Tennessee Solar Initiative. ORNL creates scientific knowledge and technological solutions that build the nation's expertise in key areas of science, increase the availability of clean, abundant energy, restore and protect the environment, and contribute to national security. Located in Oak Ridge, TN, ORNL is operated by UT-Battelle with an annual budget of $1.65 million.
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory where interdisciplinary teams advance science and technology and deliver solutions to America's most intractable problems in energy, the environment and national security. Researchers are improving our understanding of how energy generation and use affect the environment and climate and how to effectively mitigate those impacts through the development of clean, reliable, domestic energy resources. PNNL is advancing science and technology by combining theory, computation, and experimentation. Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is operated by the Battelle Memorial Institute with an annual budget of $1.1 million.
TAXES. Taxes, including income taxes, on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. At the program's conclusion, ORAU or PNNL will provide each winner with a written estimate of the program's fair market value (including the value of all meals, lodging and transportation provided).
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. All expenses related to acceptance and use of the prizes and not specified are the sole responsibility of winners.