Announcements

  • The Mississippi EPSCoR project is bringing its popular Creative Science Through Inquiry (CSI: MS) science teacher workshop to Alabama. For two weeks, teachers get to be students again as they solve a number of crimes designed to teach fundamental science principles in an engaging and effective way. Funded by the National Science Foundation (OIA-1539035 and OIA-1632825), this workshop will introduce secondary and postsecondary science instructors to the use of forensic science as a method of teaching fundamental science skills and concepts. The workshop is focused around the Alabama Course of Study Science Standards and will incorporate Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Math, Technology, Writing, and so much more.  Participants will experience inquiry-based and laboratory instruction and will receive research-based curriculum materials developed through the MS-EPSCoR program. What is provided:Full protocols for all of the labs performed in the workshop$100/day professional stipend ($1,000 total)Travel/Lodging* and Food allowanceCEUs paid for by the project* Travel allowance is based on mileage from the participant’s teaching institution. Restrictions apply An online application can be found at https://www.tfaforms.com/4655925
  • The National Science Foundation will fund two (2) community college instructors to work with faculty researchers at the University of Alabama, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, or Tulane University. Researchers will gain hands-on experience in a collaborative atmosphere with a broad range of topics such as laser-based molecular spectroscopy, computational chemistry as well as the synthesis and characterization of new nanomaterials.   Participants will receive a $4,500 stipend and $1,500 travel and meal allowance.   To fill out an application, go to: https://www.tfaforms.com/403446    This program is part of the MS EPSCoR Feeding and Powering the World project funded by the National Science Foundation.     
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. The program is seeking four (4) undergraduate students from colleges that do not have established research programs to participate in research activities at one of the following universities: The University of Mississippi Mississippi State University Tulane University The University of Alabama Eligible applicants must have completed their freshman year in college but not have yet graduated. REU researchers will gain hands-on experience in a collaborative atmosphere with a broad range of topics such as laser-based molecular spectroscopy, computational chemistry as well as the synthesis and characterization of new nanomaterials. Student participants will receive a $3,000 stipend and $1,000 travel and meal allowance. To fill out an application, go to: https://www.tfaforms.com/403421 The program is part of the MS EPSCoR Feeding and Powering the World project funded by the National Science Foundation.