Designed specifically for high school chemistry teachers as an outreach program for the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR), the CCMR Institute for Chemistry Teachers (CICT) is a unique opportunity for professional development. The Institute currently offers a one-week course for graduate credit. Through lectures by Cornell faculty, hands-on laboratory activities and research facility tours, teachers gain an appreciation for modern chemistry and learn about recent advances in the field. Major components of the course are hands-on laboratories, several of which are tailored to address the NYS Chemistry Core Curriculum and meet the budgetary constraints of a typical high school.
Selected teachers will be awarded tuition, fees, a stipend and housing or local travel expenses if necessary. Participants will also receive laboratory materials to assist them in replicating the activities in their classrooms.
Admission to the Institute is by application only. Applications and supporting paperwork are due at the CCMR office by February 26, 2010.
Applications and additional information may be obtained from: