The application period for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s 2008 Foundation Scholar Program closes March 1. The program, which offers scholarships to Oklahoma science teachers, includes a $2,000 stipend plus housing (if needed) and $1,000 in laboratory and classroom supplies.
Selected teachers participate in a 4-week course, Biology is a Village, which provides them with methods for developing projects to use in their classrooms and laboratories. Based on the classical experiments of Nobel Prize winner Eduard Buchner, the course involves elements of chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, structural biology, bioinformatics and medical science and affords scholars considerable laboratory experience.
The program will run from June 9 to July 3, 2008. Oklahoma middle and high school teachers with at least three years classroom experience are eligible to apply.
For more information and application forms, visit www.omrf.org/foundationscholars or call 405-271-8537.
OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease.