REGIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTES

Overview

The Summer Institutes are intensive multi-day workshops held throughout the United States that introduce STEM educators to the principles of evidence-based teaching. Participants include college and university faculty and future faculty in STEM fields from both research- and teaching-intensive institutions. Each year, approximately 200 participants attend one of up to six “regional” Summer Institutes, which draw faculty teams from institutions in a proximal geographic region. 

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A Note for IRACDA Applicants

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Postdoctoral Scholars are given priority status to attend a regional Summer Institute. The Summer Institutes are an excellent opportunity for IRACDA postdocs to develop their teaching skills and prepare to join the next generation of biomedical educators. For more information, please contact summer.institutes@yale.edu.

Budgeting for a Regional Summer Institute

The costs for attending a Summer Institute vary by individual site. Attendees are generally responsible for covering their own registration, lodging, and travel costs. Below we provide a rough list of costs to assist with budgeting purposes.
 

  • Registration fees: Typically a few hundred dollars, though some sites waive this fee.

  • Lodging costs: Vary based on location. We recommend budgeting based on local hotel costs. Some sites offer 2 lodging options (dorms $ v. hotel $$).

  • Meals: Most meals are typically included. Plan for one or two meals on your own.

  • Travel: Home institutions are responsible for covering travel costs.

 
Subsidies may be available for participants from lesser-resourced institutions or departments. Please follow up with a leader of an individual site (contact information listed below) to inquire about specific costs.

2020 REGIONAL SITES

Applicants are welcome to apply to any regional site, regardless of geographic location.

For more information about applying, see our application information page here.

 

CALIFORNIA

University of California, San Diego

July 13-17

Application open Feb 1st

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020*

*Please be advised that if we reach maximum capacity of 40 applicants before our deadline, we will close the application process early.

Regional Site Leaders: 

Dr. Stanley Lo, (smlo@ucsd.edu), Assistant Teaching Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences and in the Program of Mathematics and Science Education, University of California San Diego.

Dr. Christine Andrews, Faculty Instructor of Biology, Lane Community College

Dr. Lisa McDonnell, Associate Teaching Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California San Diego

Dr. Angelika Zissimopoulos, Chicago Center for Teaching, University of Chicago

 

MIDWEST

Rice University

July 20-24

Application open Feb 1st

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020*

*Please be advised that if we reach maximum capacity of 50 applicants before our deadline, we will close the application process early.

Regional Site Leaders:

Dr. Beth Beason-Abmayr, (bbeason@rice.edu), Teaching Professor, Department of BioSciences, Rice University

Dr. Elizabeth Eich, (lizmc@rice.edu), Associate Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Inquiry, Professor in the Practice, BioSciences, Assistant Director of the RESST Program and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Program In Writing & Communication, Rice University

 

NORTHEAST

Macmillan Learning Center, Manhattan, New York

August 3-7

Application open Feb 25th

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020*
*Please be advised that if we reach maximum capacity of 50 applicants before our deadline, we will close the application process early.

Registration Fee: $1500. 

Unlike the UCSD and Rice Regionals, which have HHMI sponsorship, the NE Regional is the Summer Institutes' inaugural workshop event as a 501(c)(3). Application fees are $1500 for the 5-day workshop. Scholarships are available. 

Regional Site Leaders: 

Dr. Peter Gergen, (john.peter.gergen@stonybrook.edu), Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Dr. Jennifer Knight, (jennifer.knight@colorado.edu), CUB, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

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