January 11, 2010 - California State University, Bakersfield is offering 20 elementary and secondary teachers and 70 high school students a unique chance to conduct research with university faculty and students. Applications for the four-week summer program will be accepted through March 3. Stipends of $3,000 for teachers and $700 for students will be provided.
The Research Experience Vitalizing Science - University Program (REVS-UP) program teams kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and high school students with CSUB students and faculty to conduct research projects in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics and physics. REVS-UP is in its fourth year and is made possible by a grant from Chevron.
"This is a one-of-kind program that offers our community the opportunity to participate in research projects that happen every day at CSUB," said Andreas Gebauer, chemistry professor and REVS-UP program director. "It provides summer employment opportunities locally and is designed to increase interest in science and mathematics careers in Kern County."
Fourteen research projects, ranging from exploring the world of chaos to developing chemistry experiments for the classroom, will be available. The program will run July 12 to Aug. 5.
Information about REVS-UP and application materials can be found at www.csub.edu/stem/.
PHOTO: CSUB professor Tom Meyer (left) conducts sound wave research with REVS-UP participant Marcos Figueroa from Arvin High School and CSUB physics major Michael Newell during last summer's program.
For more information:Andreas Gebauer
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications