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Program: Naval Research Internships

ONR logoThe Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for university students to participate in research at a Department of Navy laboratory during the summer. This ten-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor. The last day to submit an application will be January 6, 2012.

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Tufts Loans Lab Equipment to Schools

Tufts University Dana LaboratoryTufts university will loan state-of-the-art lab equipment to four Boston area high schools, to help support better lab instruction and to hook kids on science inquiry.

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Dismal School Labs Must Be Upgraded

An Old Chemistry LabGiving students compelling, hands-on lab exercises is a way to ignite their curiosity and interest and should be commonplace in all American high schools, writes Francis Eberle, executive director of the National Science Teachers Association. Yet, he adds, too many school labs are “dismal at best” and these sub-par facilities are a big reason why students get turned off by science and don’t go on to study it at college.

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Feature: National Labs — Now with Free Delivery

RnE2EW VanMost National Laboratories offer some form of educational outreach, including workshops, lectures and tours, and make materials available to teachers nationwide via the Web. But, several labs have hit the road in order to bring free science and engineering education directly to nearby schools.

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Lab on Wheels Brings Bioscience to K-12

St. Cloud State University has developed a lab on wheels, better known as the Science Express, that visits K-12 schools in central Minnesota. The 53-foot-long semi-trailer contains a highly sophisticated science lab with equipment that no K-12 school could afford to have.

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