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NIST Announces FY 2014 Competitions for the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers. 

Testimonials about NIST Summer Institute

"This is a remarkable experience and I can’t really put into words how much fun I am having."

"This program has opened up so many doors and has rejuvenated my passion and love of teaching science."


Learn more about us from our video, Making Connections.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers is a two-week workshop for middle school science teachers featuring hands-on activities, lectures, tours, and visits with NIST scientists and engineers in their laboratories.

Teachers who participate in the NIST Summer Institute gain:

  • Increased understanding of the subjects they teach
  • Increased understanding of how scientific research is performed
  • Materials and resources to implement what they learned at NIST in their classrooms
  • Increased enthusiasm for science
  • A network of scientists and engineers at NIST with whom to consult

Teachers finish the NIST Summer Institute with a wealth of new knowledge about core topics such as forensics and materials science, and materials to integrate these topics into their classroom while meeting curriculum standards.

Solar Energy with Teachers
Participants working in the lab


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Separations by Mass

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Dr. Kate Rimmer, Director

Email:  summerinstitute@nist.gov
Phone: 301-975-3651

National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8310
Gaithersburg, MD 20899