SPICE Graduate Fellowships for 2008-2009 are available. SPICE is an
NSF-sponsored GK-12 program in its fifth year at the University of Florida.
Through SPICE, graduate students in the sciences and engineering are trained
in inquiry-based teaching methods, paired with Alachua Public School
teachers, and teach in middle school classrooms. The required commitment of
time is high (15 hours/week), as is the stipend.
A primary goal of SPICE is to enhance communication skills and outreach
abilities of graduate students. Any graduate student interested in teaching
at any level will benefit. Another goal of SPICE is to spark interest in
science, engineering and math among Gainesville's disadvantaged youth.
The theme of SPICE is Ecosystem Health, but Fellows do not need to be doing
research about ecosystem health -- they only need to have an interest in it.
A two-year commitment is required of SPICE Fellows. During the first year,
Fellows will teach approximately 2 days/week and receive a stipend of
$30,000 (plus tuition and fees). During the second year, they will teach
approximately 2 days/month and will receive a stipend of $3,500.
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents majoring in the
sciences or engineering. Preference will be given to students already
enrolled in a graduate program at UF. Graduate students in groups currently
underrepresented in science and engineering are especially encouraged to
Applications are due Monday, February 4, 2008. Application materials and
further information are available at: http://www.spice.centers.ufl.edu.
Questions can be addressed to Suzan Smith (Program Coordinator;
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