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Teacher and High School Student Research

K-12 Teachers and High School Students: Apply here! apply_now

Brown’s GK-12 program provides summer research training opportunities for K-12 teachers and high school students. Participants work in labs of Brown faculty and engage in cutting edge research projects in physics, engineering, and geology. Weekly meetings provide participants with the opportunity to improve communication skills, assess summer progress, make effective podium and workshop presentations, etc. Summer research participants also attend weekly tours of campus labs (for example, Rhode Island Hospital's Simulation Center). During the final week of the program, participants present their summer research through a formal mini-conference presentation attended by Brown faculty, staff, and students, as well as attendees from the teachers host schools.


Research Fellowship for K-12 Teachers

Application Due on March 19th, 2010!!

2010 6-week Summer Program Dates: July 5-Aug 13
Summer Pay: $4,500


Research Fellowship for High School Students

**Note: Students must be 16 years of age to work in Brown labs**

Application Due on March 19th, 2010!!

2010 7-week Summer Program Dates: June 28-Aug 13
Summer Pay: $2,500



Sample Teacher Research Projects:

Teacher Name Providence School Research Project (Advisor)
David Baxter Oliver Hazard Perry Middle School

MARS Exploration and Comparative Planetology

Michael Wyatt, Geological Sciences

Mary Bush Charles N. Fortes Elementary School

Put Some Muscle Into Learning

Tom Roberts, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andres Castro Hope High School
Hermnia Collado Hope High School
Martin Cure Nathaniel Greene Middle School

NASA Spin-Offs

Michael Wyatt, Geological Sciences

Sean Geoghegan Hope High School

Hyoid Movement During Feeding in Minipigs

Beth Brainerd, Bio Med Ecology & Evolutionary Biology  

Cindy Jones Carl C. Lauro Elementary School

Healthy School Environments

Eric Suuberg and Kelly Pennell, Engineering

Mary Markey Hope High School

Muscle Motion During Locomotion

Tom Roberts, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Joy Martin Oliver Hazard Perry Middle School
Dena Nunez Laurel Hill Elementary School

NMR: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Vesna Mitrovic, Physics

Joseph Paliotti Hope High School
Michael Slaiger Robert L. Bailey Middle School

Testing Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Kenny Breuer, Engineering