The Physics Departments
Program for High School Physics Teachers
Quarknet is a program sponsored by the Department of Energy which pairs high school science teachers with active researchers in particle and nuclear physics. Rice University and The University of Houston will host a 3-week workshop in summer of 2005 for 24 area teachers. The 3-week workshop will divide to two weeks in the summer and five days in the 2005-06 academic year and provides a teacher stipend of $60 per day for a six hour day or $300 per week. Other opposrtunites exist for teachers going forward inculidng workshops, professional development, as well as the NSF funded Research Experiences for Teachers. e teachers get involved in real research projects with the physicists from both Rice and the University of Houston.
Teachers choose projects that fit their and their student's interests. Projects cover four areas: mechanical construction, electronics, software/web development, and data analysis. In addition, teachers may participate in a wide variety of research topics. Opportunities exist for research activities outside Houston in one of the national labs such as Fermilab, Brookhaven, or the European laboratory CERN. All teacher travel and living expenses incurred for projects outside Houston are paid by Quarknet.
To apply, interested teachers should fill out and submit the online Application Form.
Questions may be emailed to any of the following individuals:
Rice Faculty Coord.: Prof. Marj Corcorran: firstname.lastname@example.org
UH Faculty Coord.: Prof. L. Pinsky: email@example.com
UH Program Coord. Dr. Robert Dubois: firstname.lastname@example.org
UH Outreach Webpage Designer: Dr. Robert Dubois: email@example.com