Personal Message from the Institute Director:
Aerodynamics with Paper
Setting Cement with Diet Coke?
What time is it? Using Atomic Clock
The NIST Summer Institute brings together teachers and NIST scientists and engineers for two weeks of hands-on science based on the cutting edge measurement science research at NIST, and designed to match the middle school curricula. The pie chart below represents a typical session and demonstrates the variety of activities experienced by participants.
Since 2007, the program has helped increase understanding and awareness of science in middle school teachers in Maryland. In 2010 the NIST Summer Institute expanded to offer teachers from across the United States an opportunity to participate. For more information watch the application site; we'll post information about the 2011 NIST Summer Institute when the application process opens.
In pie chart, the items listed together (e.g., lecture/activity) indicate both events covered the same topic and occurred together or were adjacent. web training: web 2.0 tools to facilitate continuing interaction; SURF: interaction with Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) as scientist one-on-one visits, social occasions, and panel discussions; teacher training: training by previous teacher participants.
Mission and Goals:
Our mission is to improve science and math education by connecting scientists and engineers in the laboratory with teachers and their students in the classroom.
Dr. Mary Satterfield, Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8310
Gaithersburg, MD 20899