ANDRILLs ARISE Program is seeking educators with a broad background in science activities and professional involvement indicating excellence in science education. All applicants must have at least 3 years science teaching experience in a K-16 school or institution, not including the current school year.
ARISE (Antarctic Research Immersion for Science Educators) is a component of the ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) Program, which seeks to understand the geologic history of Antarctica through the study of core samples and data recovered from drilling below the seafloor at sites beneath the ice shelf and sea ice. The ARISE goal is to raise public awareness of Antarctic scientific drilling and integrate polar geosciences content into a wide range of learning environments through the direct participation of science educators in the program.
If you are a science educator from Germany, Italy, New Zealand, or the United States and you want to participate in the ARISE program during the ANDRILL Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) Project please prepare and submit a full electronic application, as described in the ARISE Application Requirements (see below), as one or more portable document format (PDF) files by February 28, 2007.
ARISE 2007 participant applications should be submitted through the ANDRILL website at: http://www.andrill.org/.
Information about the Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) Project is available at: http://andrill.org/support/projects/index.html and the SMS Project's Scientific Prospectus can be downloaded from: http://andrill.org/support/index.html
Questions can be directed to:
We anticipate the selection of the 2007-2008 ARISE participants by March 30, 2007.
 Italy, Germany and New Zealand will handle their selection internally, but all applications should still be submitted to the ANDRILL Science Management Office.
Please note that the international ANDRILL Program (which has been established through the national Antarctic Programs of the participating nations) will provide key logistical support, including: (1) travel from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station in Antarctica and return, (2) required emergency cold weather gear (ECW), (3) accommodation in Antarctica.
However, before you proceed with your application you should consider the following basic criteria. To participate in ARISE you must be:
Able to pass the standard physical exam required by your relevant national Antarctic Program
Ready to spend up to two and a half months in Antarctica
Prepared to actively engage in all four elements of the ARISE program
Ready to engage in ANDRILL research and educational activities that will likely continue over a 2 year period
Committed to develop and implement innovative approaches to bring Antarctic geoscience to the public
In addition to the criteria list above, U.S. participants must be available to travel to meet with their "host" science team leader prior to deploying to Antarctica.
Each participating nation has unique funding opportunities to support other activities not covered by the international program. International applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate members of the ANDRILL M-ASIC for further information.
U.S. participants will receive support for travel from their U.S. point of origin to Christchurch, New Zealand.
U.S. participants may also receive some financial support from the ANDRILL U.S. Science Support Program (e.g. a stipend or funds to cover substitute teacher support for participating K-12 teachers).
U.S. applicants are encouraged to contact the ANDRILL Science Management Office for details at:
The ARISE applicant's department chair, principal or headmaster must submit a letter of support for the project proposal and must indicate that, to the best of his or her knowledge, the ARISE applicant will be employed at the same institution for the 2007-08 school year.
ARISE participant's projects must begin by June 1, 2007 and be completed by September 30, 2008 and participants must submit periodic progress reports and a final report by the specified due dates. ARISE participants must grant permission to ANDRILL's ARISE program to use their names, photographs, likenesses, and project descriptions for promotional purposes.
ARISE 2007 Application Requirements
I. PROJECT TITLE
II. CONTACT INFORMATION
This should include the applicants name, address, email, phone, fax, etc.
III. INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION INFORMATION
This should include the institutional contact's (faculty chair, principal, or headmaster) name, address, email, phone, fax, etc.
IV. PROPOSAL SUMMARY (not to exceed one page)
Briefly summarize the important points of the project proposal.
V. DESCRIPTION (not to exceed two pages)
Provide a thorough description of the activities involved in your proposed project. Please include your method/approach and any materials you plan to produce.
VI. RATIONALE (not to exceed one page)
Explain why and how this project would enhance polar science education. Identify how your activities will be incorporated/shared within your institution and/or school district.
VII. POTENTIAL IMPACT (not to exceed one page)
Describe the goals of your proposed project and how students will benefit. State the approximate number of teachers and students who will be impacted by your project.
VIII. BUDGET (Not to exceed one page, single-spacing acceptable)
Provide proposed costs and justification for these costs, as well as a statement of the cost effectiveness of the project budget
IX. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (not to exceed two pages)
This should include sections on education, teaching experience, past publications, past involvement with innovative teaching programs, and any other information that is relevant to the proposed project.
X. PROJECT CALENDAR (Not to exceed one page, single-spacing acceptable)
Please provide a year's timeline for your proposed project. Projects must begin by June 1, 2007 and be completed by September 30, 2008. Relate each of the project activities to an approximate date or interval in the timeline.
XI. LETTERS OF SUPPORT (no limit to the number of pages)
One to three letters of support must be from the proposed participant's faculty chair, principal or headmaster. Letters of support must show evidence of support from outside agencies if they are an integral part of the project. These letters must be on official stationery.
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