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ESU Research Institute for Science and Math Educators

Develop your project-based learning at ESU

Work alongside an ESU professor to develop a classroom research project of your choice!

As a Kansas secondary teacher, you will be paired with ESU professors of Biological Sciences, Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics to develop long-range research projects to engage students in relevant, authentic research during the following academic year. You will work with faculty during the summer to design and develop research models appropriate for secondary science courses. Faculty will provide training and continue to serve in a research advisory capacity throughout the following academic year. You and your students will be invited to present your results at ESU’s annual Research & Creativity Day and participate in a special Black & Gold event during the following spring semester.

Stipend + Accommodations

You will receive a $1,200 stipend and 1 hour graduate credit after submission of your project.

Room and Board is covered and you will stay in a private room in ESU's Abigail Morse Hall.

Our 2021 research institute will be held July 8th through July 10th.


  • April 30: Applications Due
  • Week of May 17: Selected participants will be notified
  • May-June: Pre-planning by faculty/teacher teams
  • July 8-10: On campus training and planning
  • Fall 2021: Implementation of plan and intermittent faculty visits to classrooms
  • April 2022: Final Reports at Research and Creativity Day.


Follow this link to apply to the program.