Past Programs

NSF-Sponosored RET (Research Experience for Teachers) program places K-14 teachers in biophotonics labs at BU where they conduct research for six weeks during the summer. Program includes research seminars, pedagogy sessions, and poster presentations. Teachers are expected to create lesson plans that integrate their research into the classroom. Teachers also attend three academic year callback sessions.

Two day-long programs with lectures and large-screen computer projections of chaos and fractals; breakout sessions on various mathematical topics. For high school math students and their teachers.

For ten years, LERNet hosted two daylong programs designed for young women in high school who are interested in science, mathematics and engineering. The format was designed to encourage interaction between the students and female scientists, and to familiarize them with the variety of careers in these fields.

NSF-funded program which partners BU graduate and undergraduate students majoring in geography, earth science, biology, mathematics, or engineering with K-12 teachers in Brookline, Cambridge, and Boston. The GK12 fellows work with teachers to develop curricula that enhance contact around the topic of Global Change. Currently we have placed 23 fellows in grade 5-8 classrooms.

Program co-hosted with Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth (CTY) for its members, gifted middle school students, and their parents. The topic changes each year — Past programs have included Exploring the Quantum World, Exploring the Mind and the Brain, Environmental ScienceBiotechnology,Marine and Ocean Biology, and Nanotechnology. The theme of the 2015 program was Mathematics, and took place on Sunday, November 22, 2015.

LERNET is a member of the NEUCS organizing committee that organizes this annual symposium to highlight excellence and diversity in computing. Each year approximately 100 undergraduates showcase their work in poster sessions, and attend a keyonote, career panel and career fair.

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