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Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Program

posted Feb 10, 2015, 7:09 AM by Drexel RET   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 7:03 AM ]

Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics is pleased to announce that the REThink Project, a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site in Engineering and Computer Science for Big Data, Machine Learning and CS Principles, is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Program.

STEM and Computer Science high school teachers and 2-year college faculty in the City of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area are encouraged to apply for this non-residential program running June 29, 2015–August 14, 2015.

Over the course of the 7-week institute, teachers will receive an orientation that covers the sources of big data, techniques of handling and analyzing big data, overviews of project areas and a symposium exposing the 'big ideas' and computational thinking practices of the CS Principles project. Teachers will spend the remaining time performing research with faculty and students in labs on project topics that include authorship recognition, gaming, driver distraction and brain-computer interfaces, among others, and initiating work on educational modules for use at their home institutions.

Teachers will participate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and receive up to $7000 for the summer program, up to an additional $3000 additionally for follow up activities throughout the year and up to $2000 for equipment/supplies needed to effectively develop and deliver new course materials based on their research experience. No prior research experience is necessary. We encourage applications from two persons at the same institution, who can work as a team in developing and delivering curricular materials. 

Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2015. Follow the "Apply Now" link for a PDF copy of the application, or apply online directly through the link provided on that page. 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics’ REThink Project is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.