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Christine Spassione

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Registered: 12/3/04
DIMACS Connect Institute 2003
Posted: Feb 25, 2003 12:29 PM
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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

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

Details on the program may be found on the web at 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 Deadline for applications: March 1,

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

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