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Upon accepting placement in a MESRP internship, Interns sign a contract agreeing to the following:
Complete an Initial Site Visit prior to May 17th to meet Site Representative and/or Mentor Scientist, discuss research project, and establish work schedule. (The Research Site reserves the right of final approval contingent on the outcome of the Site Visit.)
Participate in MESRP Program Orientation (May 22, 2004) to review and discuss program procedures, expectations, and outcomes.
Report to research site for the duration of the assigned internship and complete a technical or scientific research project in accordance with the expectations established by the Site.
Maintain an anecdotal journal of summer work experiences including the following:
* Day-to-day experiences
* Educational outcomes and themes
* Science and mathematics content information and resources
* Discussions with mentor and staff
(If the Site requires the maintenance of a Research Log, the Log may be substituted for
the journal, provided it is supplemented with an anecdotal record at least once each
Participate in ListServ exchange (once per week minimum).
Meet with the Internship Coordinator during the internship period to discuss the research project, overall progress, concerns, etc.
Work with fellow intern(s) and/or mentor scientist to plan Outreach Activities.
Identify professionals (mentors, Towson University faculty, technical experts) who may serve as resource persons upon returning to the classroom.
Attend the Mid-Summer Meeting on July 24, 2004 (location tba) to discuss research experiences, participate in professional development activities, and coordinate plans for fulfilling Outreach requirements.
An optional Intern Social Outing will be held the evening before (July 23rd) - details will be provided at Orientation.
Attend the Fall Symposium in October (day, time, and location tbd) to present a formal report and written abstract of the research project to interns, mentors, and invited guests. Presentation to include appropriate visual aides. (CIP Draft due at this time.)
Work independently and in teams to develop creative ways to transfer experiences from laboratories to the classroom to benefit students as well as other teachers. Outreach Requirements include the following:
* Classroom Implementation Project
Develop a comprehensive learning package for transferring the "real
world" research experience into hands-on lessons and activities for
implementation in the classroom. Complete CIP packages are developed for distribution to other interns and interested educators throughout Maryland.
* Speaking Event
Arrange an opportunity to speak to teachers, administrators, parents, or community members about the internship experience and how it changed the way science and mathematics is viewed and taught.
* Team or Collaborative Activity
Develop a partnership with other professionals in the scientific and/or
academic community to design and participate in a project that impacts the way science and mathematics is viewed and taught.