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Student Teacher Ops

DPP provides the following information for students and teachers who might be interested in furthering their education and professional development through internships and workshops, respectively.

LLNL professional development for science teachers

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides professional development instruction to in-service and pre-service teachers. Additional URLs for each of the following programs are available at http://education.llnl.gov/teacher.html

Teacher Research Academies

Teacher Research Academies (TRA) are a professional development program where middle and high school science teachers learn science content and practice using advanced scientific instrumentation with classroom activities aligned with the California Science Content Standards.  Currently there are four fields of study: Fusion and Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Biophotonics, and Environment & Energy Technologies. Participants may earn up to 9 semester units of extension credit from CSU Chico, or 10-quarter units of graduate credit from CSU East Bay and may apply these units toward a Masters of Science in Education, curriculum option.

Science Teacher and Researcher (STAR)

The STAR program is offered through a collaborative partnership between the California State University with Department of Energy national research laboratories and the NASA Ames Research Center. The STAR pre-service and early career science teacher summer research program will provide CSU science majors or single subject credential students/recent graduates who are planning to be 6-12th grade science teachers the opportunity to engage in paid laboratory research internships.

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Don Correll (925-422-6784) and/or
Joanna Albala (925-422-6803).

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

The SULI program is for undergraduates interested in performing plasma physics and fusion energy research.
Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the summer term (June through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the fall (September through December) and spring (January through May) terms.
For more information: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/