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Kansas Math, Science Teachers Can Apply for New Research Institute

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Kansas secondary science and math educators can develop project-based learning alongside Emporia State University professors at the ESU Research Institute this summer.

Applications are being accepted for the institute until April 30. The application is available at

Ten Kansas educators 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.

Those selected to participate will work with faculty on the Emporia State campus July 8 through 10 to design and develop research models appropriate for secondary science and math courses. ESU faculty will provide training and continue to serve in a research advisory capacity throughout the following academic year.

The educators selected for the research institute and their students will be invited to present results at ESU’s annual Research & Creativity Day and participate in a special Black & Gold event during the following spring semester.

Participants will receive a $1,200 stipend and one hour graduate credit after project submission.

Funding for the institute is provided by Emporia State University alumni, Dr. Randal W. Scott (B.S. Chemistry ’79) and Eileen M. (Schmitz) Scott (B.S.E. Elementary Education ’80).

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