Are you a high school educator teaching biology in Indiana? Would you like new innovative activities and experiments to enrich your students’ conceptual understanding of biology? We can help. Apply for the five-day Biology Summer Institute at the Indiana University Department of Biology.
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Biology Summer Institute
At the Biology Summer Institute, you and another high school teacher will join one research laboratory for a week where you will work directly with a faculty mentor and members of the mentor’s lab to develop hands-on activities to use in your classrooms. You will also meet other faculty members and learn about their ongoing research, tour our world-class facilities, and share the Bloomington campus experience with other teachers from Indiana. No prior lab experience is necessary.
The Biology Summer Institute connects you and your students to ongoing research in our department, increasing students’ general understanding of biology. Simultaneously, the program provides you, as a teacher, with an opportunity to learn about the latest research in multiple biology research areas and to develop novel tools to motivate and educate your students. The program also offers you the chance to deepen your collaborations with individual IU Biology faculty, which could lead to further collaboration through National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (NSF RET) grants.