The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, along with their partner Oak Ridge Associated Universities, have announced they will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute programs two months early.
The STARs program selects 40 educators to attend one of two programs held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for two weeks to study and conduct research with some of the country’s top scientists. The Siemens STEM Institute selects 50 educators from around the nation to attend a hands-on, immersion program promoting STEM education at the Discovery Communications headquarters just outside of Washington, D.C. These programs are part of the Siemens STEM Academy, a national professional development community designed to advance the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States.
For the two prestigious STARs professional development programs, 40 educators will work in small groups and collaborate with scientific teams from world-renowned labs to conduct individually-designed research projects that will give them real-world experience they can bring back to their classrooms. heir classroom.
The Siemens STEM Academy also offers the Siemens STEM Institute, a week-long program that promotes real-world integration of STEM principles into the classroom.A select group of 50 middle and high school educators from across the country will attend an intensive professional development experience at the global headquarters of Discovery Communications located just outside of Washington, D.C.
The call for applications for the STEM Academy programs is now open through February 4, 2014. Educators can apply for the 2014 STARs programs or the 2014 Siemens STEM Institute by visiting www.siemensstemacademy.com.