DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, is offering a "Research Experiences for Teachers" program for mathematics and computer science high school teachers. This exciting program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, concentrates on an area of Discrete Mathematics that is extremely relevant to today's world. The theme of the program will be "Graph Theory and its Applications".
The DIMACS Connect Institute (DCI) will be held at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey from July 13 - August 1, 2003, plus an optional two weeks in the summer of 2004. Applicants who are selected will have food and lodging provided and limited travel scholarships will be available. All participants will receive a stipend and up to six graduate credits in mathematics education from Rutgers University.
The intent of the DIMACS Connect Institute (DCI '03) is to integrate education and research in the mathematical and computer sciences. During the lecture portion of the institute, many of the world's foremost researchers in Graph Theory and Combinatorics will be involved. In addition to giving technical talks to their peers in their areas of expertise, researchers will also give lectures designed for a more general audience including teachers. Participating teachers will have special classes in Graph Theory and will be introduced to related software. They will also interact with the researchers, with the goal being to establish long-term partnerships and bring current research and researchers into the high school classroom. During the research portion of the institute, the teachers will have the opportunity to be involved in a research project led by a research mentor and to develop materials to take back to their schools for the 2003-2004 academic year. During that academic year, the teachers will be assisted with the development of a research experiences program for their students. Each teacher and one student will be funded for a conference to take place in April/May 2004, at which project results will be presented. The program during the summer of 2004 will emphasize sharing of experiences and a new, more sophisticated research experience.
Details on the program may be found on the web at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/dci/2003/. For further information, questions or to request an application to be sent to you, please contact Christine Spassione at (732) 445-4304 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications: March 1, 2003.
DIMACS would like to thank the National Science Foundation and the AT&T Foundation for their support of DCI.
DIMACS is a NJ Department of Education Professional Development Provider.