Experiencing Research for Teaching Science


Applications can be sent by email using this form, or sent by regular mail. They must be submitted/postmarked no later than March 17, 2014.

Send letters of recommendation and official transcripts to:

Attn: Cathy Northcutt
3225 Wood Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5444


  • Current Western Michigan University undergraduate, sophomore or junior standing
  • Secondary science education major, or considering a career in secondary science teaching in chemistry, biological sciences, physics, or geosciences.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher and minimum of 16 credit hours in the sciences
  • Please note that Fellows are expected to take the Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science course and complete the two-week summer teaching experience during the year after their summer research internship. Therefore, applicants should have at least three semesters of coursework (including offical teaching internship) remaining in their degree after the summer research internship.
  • Fellows may be called in for an interview upon completion of the application process.


Contact Information

Academic Information

Research Preference

Select your top two choices from the research area and mentors list. This will not be considered a commitment on your part. Please understand that it may not always be possible to match applicant preferences with mentor availability.


Provide the names, phone numbers, and if possible, e-mail addresses of two faculty, employers, or other. You will need to have these two references submit letters on your behalf.

Personal Statement

Write a brief essay describing why you believe you would be an ideal candidate for this program (Word limit: 350 words)

Write a brief essay of how you feel this opportunity will affect your professional life as a teacher (Word limit: 350 words)

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Experiencing Research for Teaching Science
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA