A one-week professional development program for middle and high school science teachers that focuses on the engineering design process. Participants will participate in a hands-on lab in which they will learn about dc motors, then design and build their own motors. The final day of the program is spent brainstorming ways to apply this experience to classroom teaching. The lab is taught by an MIT professor, and other MIT faculty present lectures. A $300 stipend is awarded to participants. The program is conducted on the MIT main campus. It is not residential; participants must be able to commute to campus daily.
STEP is offered one week each July and is limited to 5-10 science teachers per year. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Area of Interest: Sciences, Engineering / Technology
Program participant: K–12 Teachers (for professional development)
Location: Cambridge (including MIT's Cambridge campus)
Time Frame: Summer break