ISAS Program Seeks Teacher Mentors for 2013 Summer Academy

The Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) Program is searching for certified Idaho science, technology, engineering, or mathematics teachers to serve as ISAS teacher mentors. Teachers selected to participate will receive a $2,000 stipend, food, lodging, and travel during the summer academy.

ISAS is part the NASA Aerospace Scholars program and is designed to inspire 11th grade students to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through an interactive online NASA-based curriculum using scientists and engineers engaged in STEM topics related to space exploration.

Forty-four Idaho students will attend a seven-day summer residential academy at Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center where they will work in teams with Idaho STEM professionals and NASA engineers to develop a simulated human space exploration mission.

Teacher mentors will be responsible for chaperoning student scholars at Boise State University, assisting student scholars in the development and presentation of team projects, accompanying student scholars in travel to NASA Ames Research Facility, ensuring the safety of student scholars, and enforcing all academy rules.

For a complete list of requirements and responsibilities, please access the Teacher Mentor Application located at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/science/ISAS/. Completed applications must be received by January 18, 2013. For further information, please contact Peter Kavouras at (208) 332-6975 or pgkavouras@sde.idaho.gov.