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Feb. 2021  

  Apply for 2021 Research Experience for Teachers by Feb. 23

The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) is accepting applications for 2021 Research Experience for Teachers summer fellowships. The program enables high school teachers to enrich their knowledge of science and engineering practices by joining a research group at a South Dakota university or laboratory in summer 2021.

Research has shown that teachers who participate in research in science and engineering are able to provide an enriched classroom experience for their students in subsequent years.

Participants are expected to do the following:

  • Work at an SDSGC affiliate research organization* during summer 2021 for at least eight weeks
  • Participate in occasional videoconferences with other RET teachers and science education professionals to develop strategies for transferring the summer experience to the classroom
  • Give a poster or oral presentation about your research (presentation opportunities include the South Dakota Academy of Science or the South Dakota Science Teachers Association annual conference in spring 2022, or the NSF EPSCoR Summer Research Symposium)
  • Participate in two online surveys or phone interviews as part of the evaluation process

  • * SDSGC affiliate research institutions: Augustana University (Sioux Falls), Black Hills State University (Spearfish), Dakota State University (Madison), Lake Area Technical College (Watertown), Northern State University (Aberdeen), Oglala Lakota College (Kyle), Sanford Underground Research Facility (Lead), Sinte Gleska University (Mission), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City), South Dakota State University (Brookings), United States Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), University of South Dakota (Vermillion)
Find more details in this SDSGC Research Experience for Teachers – Application and Instructions document.

For more information, contact:

Peggy Norris, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Education & Outreach
Sanford Underground Research Facility
630 E. Summit St.
Lead, SD 57754
605-645-6325 (cell)

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