STEM Education Co-op


Summer 2012 Project Based Learning Experiences

Our NSF-sponsored Noyce Scholar Program is offering Summer Project Based Learning experiences working with local biology, physics, engineering and math teachers. Financial support up to $450/week. Project length 2-6 weeks.

Application deadline for summer 2012 projects: February 24, 2012
Applications (inclusive of your resume, transcript, and cover letter or personal statement that includes your 1st and 2nd project choices) are due February 24th

Please send your application to:  
M. Barbara Silver-Thorn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Noyce Scholar Program for STEM Teachers
1515 West Wisconsin Avenue
Cramer Hall, Room 160E
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Summer 2012 projects, including detailed description of all projects. PDF file

Summer 2012 Project Based Learning Experiences
Project Title
Mentor Site
Project Dates
Discovering Your Brain
MU Biomedical Sciences
Milwaukee, WI
Mid May thru Mid July, 2-3 hours a day and 2 -3 days a week
Animal Monitoring and Research Projects
Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee, WI
Mid may to mid/late July; flexible hours/days
Summer Workshop and Summer Camp Intern
Discovery World Museum
Milwaukee, WI
June 18 - Aug 24
(M-F); 2 - 7.5 weeks
Implements/assess middle school engineering summer camp; develop middle school engineering camp of females
Catholic Memorial HS
Waukesha, WI
June 11-15(campe 8:30-noon), July 5-39(new camp development, and/or 2nd offering)
Development of Hands-On Geometry Projects
Nicolet High School
Glendale, WI
July to mid-August
Development of Hands-On Middle School Math & Science Projects Mother of Good Counsel Elementary School (K3-8)
Milwaukee, WI
mid-June to mid-August
Development/implementation pre-engineering programs for middle and high school students MU Engineering
Milwaukee, WI

High school overnight camp (Sunday, July 29 - Friday, August 3: girls only, boys only or co-ed)


One week M-F, full or half-day programs, June 18 - August 17

Physics laboratory exercise development
MU Physics
Milwaukee, WI
June 27 - July 29 (AM, PM, or all day)
Pre-College Summer Program for Milwaukee area high school students
MU Educational Opportunity Program, Upward Bound Math & Science
Milwaukee, WI
April/May (planning meetings - evening), late-June through July (AM, PM, all day)



Dr. M. Barbara Silver-Thorn
Engineering Noyce Scholar Program coordinator
Associate professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering

Dr. Ellen Eckman
Education Noyce Scholar Program coordinator
Associate professor and chair, Education Policy & Leadership Programs

Susan Stang
Licensure officer and director of field placements
College of Education


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College of Engineering
1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Dean's office: (414) 288-6591
Prospective students: (414) 288-7302
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