External Opportunity: Apply for Siemens STEM Academy for Teachers by Feb. 4

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December 19, 2013 The Siemens STEM Academy is a partnership between the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities to provide professional development for educators in rapidly evolving areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Applications are now open for two Siemens STEM Academy programs to take place summer 2014: Siemens STEM Institute and Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs). Both are all-expenses-paid professional development opportunities that provide unique experiences to educators looking to bolster STEM learning and gain pragmatic skills that they can translate back into the classroom. Applications are due by Feb. 4 and open to middle and high school STEM teachers from around the country.

The Siemens STEM Institute selects 50 middle and high school educators to attend an all-expenses-paid week at Discovery's world headquarters outside of Washington, D.C. Fellows will learn about hands-on STEM integration in the classroom, take field trips to leading institutions to observe real-world STEM applications, and network with STEM leaders and peers.

The Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) program, offered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, gives middle and high school STEM educators the opportunity to spend two weeks, all-expenses-paid, engaging with top scientists and researchers on short-term mentored research projects at one of the U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.

For more information, email siemensstemacademy@discovery.com.