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NIST Summer Institute

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.

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Created November 29, 2010, Updated November 15, 2019