|..Science and Engineering of the Environment of Los Angeles, GK-12 Program|
The application deadline for 2012-2013 year was February 15, 2012, and all positions have now been filled. The 2012-2013 year will be the final year of our program, and we regret that there will be no more application rounds.
Our NSF GK-12 Fellowship program will support 10 graduate fellows for the 2012-13 school year.
The annual stipend is $30,000 plus tuition and fees (up to $15,000).
Current UCLA graduate students from the Life Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Division, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science are eligible to apply.
The 2012-2013 year will be the fifth and final year of our program.
Although our program theme is the Environment of LA, you do not need to be an environmental scientist to participate in this program; however, you will need to design and implement at least one lesson relevant to the Environment of LA, broadly defined. See Expectations for more about this...
Our Fellows work in high school and middle school classrooms. For high school, the possible classes are physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, astronomy, marine biology, and/or environmental science. For middle school, possible classes are 6th earth science, 7th life science and/or health, or 8th physical science (chemistry, physics, astronomy). We do not have placements in math, computer science or psychology classes.
The 2012-2013 Fellowship will run from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 (12 months). No concurrent Fellowships, TA-ships, RA-ships, or other UCLA employment are allowed for the entire duration of the fellowship, including the summer.
Download the 2012-2013 SEE-LA Program Announcement.
For a description of what is expected of you as SEE-LA graduate fellow, see Expectations.
Applications are no longer being accepted.
Timeline for 2012-2013 application process:
Online application submission process opens - January 9, 2012
Information Session - February 1, 2012 from 4 - 5 p.m., 4275 Boelter Hall.
Application Deadline - February 15, 2012 at 5 p.m.
(Online submission, CV/Resume, and Advisor letter of recommendation due).
Interviews - February 21 - March 2, 2012
School visits - March 5 - 23, 2012
Finalists from interviews will be sent to visit at least one of our schools, meet potential partner teachers, and observe at least one class before final offers will be made.
If accepted, there will be a required Orientation/ Lesson Showcase Workshop on: Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. The first hour will be an orientation for incoming Fellows only. After that, our current Fellows (and their Partner Teachers) will share their lessons and how Fellows brought their research to the classroom at the Lesson Showcase Workshop.
Our five-day mandatory Summer Institute is scheduled for August 6 - 10, 2012.
School starts dates vary by district ranging from mid-August to mid-September, and are subject to last minute changes. The currently proposed calendar for LAUSD has classes beginning August 14. The currently proposed calendar for CCUSD has classes beginning September 4.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0742410.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Last modified: 4 March, 2013