(Applications due by September 23)
NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, gets teachers involved in astronomical research. The program partners small groups of educators with a mentor professional astronomer for a research project using real astronomical data. Each team then presents both the research and the educational results of their experience in the program at an American Astronomical Society meeting. The program runs from January to January. Most of the participating educators teach grades 8-13, and informal educators have also participated. Participants should have a basic understanding of astronomy. To apply for the program, visit http://nitarp.ipac.caltech.edu/.