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Two Week Summer Institute, typically held the last two weeks in July annually.


  • Introduce and support theoretical and hands on aspects of computational modeling.
  • To promote science and math teaching as a career option.
  • To provide a platform for cross curricular learning.
  • To further computational thinking and research based pedagogy through social constructivism.

Eligible Candidates:

For those undergraduates (Freshmen and Sophomores) in Science, mathematics, or computing disciplines who may be considering teaching science or math as a career but who have not yet committed to teacher certification.

Major Benefits:

  • Monetary support (up to $2,250 per year)
  • Early exposure to teaching science and math
  • Interaction with peers & practicing teachers
  • Internship experience during the summer
  • Experience with the latest technology gadgets
  • Doing science via computational inquiry
  • Top consideration for Noyce Scholarships


  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major.
  • An application form, support letter, and essay to state career plans.
  • Satisfactory completion of one of these courses: CPS 101, 105, or 302 or NAS 401 or 402 AND one summer institute, which is offered two consecutive weeks in June.

Application Deadline:

May annually after final grades have been posted


Dr. Peter Veronesi for mid semester application process at

Last Updated 8/28/17

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