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Application for a Pair of Math and Biology Teachers from Same School

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Invitation: DIMACS Conference on Linking Mathematics and Biology in the High Schools

The DIMACS Connect Institute
Funded by the National Science Foundation

BMCI 2005

The DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute

Rutgers University
July 17 - 29, 2005

We invite you to participate in an experimental Program emphasizing mathematics and biology in summer 2005.

A program of research experiences and classroom material writing for high school teachers, and collaborations between researchers and teachers.

Financial Support and Graduate Credit:
  • Participants will receive housing in a shared room at a local hotel, meals, and a stipend of $720 to be paid in two installments: $500 to be paid at the end of the Summer 2005 program and the remaining $220 to be paid upon completion of academic-year follow-ups.
  • Participants who complete the program will receive 3 credits from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University

DIMACS is a NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider.

Who Should Apply:

  • High School Teachers or Supervisors in the Mathematical Sciences (Math, Computer Science, Statistics), and Biological Sciences who are interested in bringing the exciting connections between the disciplines into their classrooms.
  • Explore the connections between the mathematical and biological sciences.
  • Take an introductory course in computational biology/bioinformatics and earn up to 3 Graduate Credits.
  • Experiment with software tools of bioinformatics.
  • Develop materials to bring back to your classroom.
  • Team with researchers to explore computational biology/bioinformatics through a writing experience or research experience.
  • Plan collaborative follow-up activities in your school.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2005 or until all slots are filled.
(Early Acceptance Deadline: January 24, 2005).
Applicants to be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications will be accepted until all slots are filled.

If you would like to ask questions specifically about the content of the program, please e-mail Christine Spassione for a list of prior DIMACS Education Program Participants who are willing to answer questions.

For further information contact:

BMCI Program Coordinator
Rutgers University
96 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018 USA

Email: dci@dimacs.rutgers.edu
Phone: (732) 445-4304
Fax: (732) 445-5932

Page last updated: May 23, 2005.