The Kenan Fellows Program is seeking applications from middle school teachers in seven North Carolina school districts for Students Discover fellowships.

The goal of our Students Discover project – funded by a National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership – is to improve science education by engaging middle school students in real scientific research.

Working with scientists at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Students Discover Kenan Fellows will collaboratively develop citizen science projects and related curriculum modules. Fellows will implement these projects and lessons in their classrooms, and will share activities and materials online through our web portal:

The Kenan Fellowship is a year-long experience with intensive research and professional development work in the summer. Students Discover Kenan Fellows will spend three-week in Summer 2014 working in a lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

Opportunities are available to work on projects in the following labs:

Biodiversity (2 projects)

Genomics & Microbiology


Educators teaching grade levels 6-8 from the following North Carolina school districts are encouraged to apply:  Alamance-Burlington, Duplin, Durham, Madison, Pender, Pitt, and Wake.

Visit the Kenan Fellows website for more information about teacher eligibility and specifics of the application process. The application period for 2014-2015 fellowships is open Dec. 16, 2013 – Feb. 9, 2014.

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