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2 SSP Outreach efforts include the creation of strategic partnerships with government, communities, academia and industry Obtaining community support for the increase of ethnic diversity from socio-economic populations which do not traditionally participate in SSP programs or have sufficient resources and science mentorship Ensuring that access to SSP programs is as broad as geographically possible and is clearly communicated to all populations The Fellows Program is a part of SSP Outreach

3 Through a generous grant from Intel, the SSP Fellows Program provides funds and training to selected U.S. science and math teachers who serve under-resourced students, to enable interested and motivated students to perform high- quality, independent scientific research.

4 The SSP Fellows Program in 2009 The SSP Fellows Program has attracted the most creative and motivated high school science and math teachers in the country. Through a competitive selection process, our program will provide teachers the financial and training resources necessary to support and inspire the success of their most enthusiastic science students. Fellows may serve for up to four years.

5 To enable Fellows to guide students to competitive participation in local, state and regional science fairs, and national competitions, such as SSPs Intel Science & Engineering Fair and the Intel Science Talent Search. Purpose of the SSP Fellows Program

6 Fellows will help students design an original independent research project that will be carried out over the course of 3-4 years. Often such projects are performed under the supervision of local volunteer university- or industry-based scientists.

7 The application was open from January 14 – February 15, applications were in process during the application period, representing 42 U.S. States and American Samoa. 105 valid submissions were received by the deadline. Average years of teaching experience among applicants is Thirty-six U.S. States and American Samoa are represented in the final applicant pool. Of the applicants, 59 had never attended an Intel ISEF- affiliated fair Fellows Entrant Statistics

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11 Many of the applicants listed more than one discipline. We used the first discipline listed to populate this chart.

12 SSP is proud to name the first group of Fellows and to offer resources and training to communities where independent, inquiry-based research can be out of reach. These teachers represent the hope of America and the world, as they will enable a broad representation of our brightest students to fully explore their intelligence and creativity and apply them to finding solutions for our greatest medical, technological, and environmental challenges. – Elizabeth Marincola, President SSP/Publisher Science News

13 Becky Nutt Oneida Nation High School Nichols, WI Daniel Newmyer Antonito Jr/Sr High School Mosca, CO Maja Fickett Timberland High School Moncks Corner, SC Valdine McLean Pershing County High School Lovelock, NV Raymond Nance Carlsbad High School Carlsbad, NM James Barron Leadership Institute HS Bronx, NY Caprice Coleman Moss Public School Holdenville, OK Tamica Stubbs E.E. Waddell High School Charlotte, NC Susan Vincent The Young Womens Leadership School of East Harlem, NY Constance Wyrick Miller County R-III High School Tuscumbia, MO 2009 SSP Fellows

14 SSP Fellows will mentor at least 5 students in high quality Independent research over the year. The SSP Fellow will focus on recruiting underrepresented minorities and under resourced students.

15 The first class of 5-10 Fellows will convene at the "Fellows Institute", to be held the week of July 27, 2009 in Washington DC. Graduate level credit for the Fellows institute is being arranged through Portland State University Graduate School. The National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and will provide curriculum and instruction for the Fellows Institute. The SSP Fellows Institute

16 Hands on workshops: The Nature of Research Diversity Navigating the ISEF/STS Engaging Students in Research Making Research Happen Mentoring Student Research Establishing Partnerships for your Research Program E-Research/E-Learning & Teaching Field trips: Georgetown Day School Lab Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth The SSP Fellows Institute

17 What are the Benefits? Stipend of up to $8,500 /Year Commit to at least one year with the possibility for non-competitive renewal up to three times, for a total of up to 4 years. The Fellow will be reviewed after each year to determine continued funding. Transportation, lodging, food and tuition for the SSP Fellows Institute in Washington, D.C. 5 days of Professional Development Paid tuition for Graduate level credit from Portland State University Virtual Mentoring and online resources for the entire year of the Fellowship with teachers from The National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) One year subscription to Science News Magazine

18 Interested in research. Engagement in 9-12 grade science or if not actively teaching at this time, must demonstrate access to students to mentor. Holds a teaching credential. Must be from a school that has enrollment that is at least 40% underrepresented minority and/or with at least 30% of students qualified for free or reduced rate lunches. Demonstrated evidence of engagement with students. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to attend Fellows Institute in Washington DC – July 26 through July 30, Who is Eligible to apply?

19 This year we want to see applicants from all 50 States and U.S. Territories We want every teacher to apply! Please share this information with every teacher you know!

20 2010 Application Information - November 16, 2009 Applicants must submit a five part online application. All five parts are required and must be completed for the application to be considered. Part I-Personal information. Part II-400-word personal statement. Part III-Curriculum vitae (resume). Part IV-Proposed 1-year budget. Part V-Letter of recommendation from school or district administration.

21 Visit the Fellows Program Website at: Online Application form All 2010 Fellows Program details 2010 Application Guidelines and FAQs For questions please contact: Jennifer A. Carter SSP Director of Outreach (phone)


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