• Middle and High school teachers from Regions 4, 6, and 8 of New York City school system.
  • Three years of full-time teaching experience in STEM disciplines.
  • Endorsement by the school principal.


  • Four weeks: July 16, 2007-August 10, 2007.
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M., on the Polytechnic University campus.


Project participants who successfully complete all program requirements (including submission of final project report, participation in follow-up and assessment activities), receive a stipend of $6,000. Income tax obligations are the responsibility of the teachers.


Each project participant receives an equipment kit consisting of micro-controller and components to develop laboratory activities in their schools.


To receive a full stipend, participants are required to:

  • Attend all training, research, discussion, and presentation activities.
  • Complete a working research project, oral presentation, comprehensive research report, and project Web page.
  • Participate in follow-up activities.
  • Conduct assessment of project impact in their classrooms and provide the results for reporting to the New York State Education Department.


  • Program will host 20 teachers.
  • Selection to the program is on a competitive basis.
  • A complete application package consists of the application form, résumé, essay, and reference letters.
  • Applications may be hand delivered or mailed.
  • Name of those selected for the 2007 program will be posted on the project web site in early June 2007.