The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Baltimore Excellence in STEM Teaching (BEST) Project

Application Information for 2013–2014

Who is eligible to apply?
High school or middle school teachers who hold MSDE certification and are tenured within their local school system. The primary teaching assignment must be within a STEM discipline.
Why apply?
In addition to enhancing their content knowledge and pedagogical skills, teachers successfully fulfilling the BEST Project requirements will receive:
  • A $4,200 stipend for their summer research experience.
  • A $1,000 stipend for school-year professional development and research-based outreach activities.
  • $1,000 for classroom supplies and/or to support STEM-related student activities or clubs.
  • Pre-paid outreach activities such as visits to SciTech (Columbus Center), classroom visits by Project ASTRO, and the use of the Maryland Loaner Lab or MDBioLab.
  • 5 MSDE Continuing Professional Development credits.

See brochure for more information.
Application Process
  1. Fill in and print the Tier I Application Form,
  2. Sign the application agreement,
  3. Have you principal sign the application agreement,
  4. Print your four essay responses,
  5. Either
    • mail the completed application and four essays to:
      Ms. Julie Damico
      Towson University Center for STEM Excellence
      BEST Project
      Columbus Center
      701 East Pratt Street, Suite 200
      Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3186

    • or

    • FAX the completed application and four essays to 410-385-6367. Use a cover sheet with Ms. Julie Damico in the To: field and BEST Application in the Subject: field,
  6. Have your department chairperson mail or FAX a letter of reference to the above address,
  7. Applications and all supporting documents are due on or before December 19, 2012.

Application Form

Note: if you do not complete this form at this time, you may save this form by selecting "File" and then "Save As...", and then complete the application at a later time.

Frequently Asked Questions


Application Deadline
The Tier I application is due on or before December 19, 2012.



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