Request for Proposals
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at
MarymountManhattan College(MMC) recently received funding from the
Education to establish the Geraldine Ferraro
Center for Education Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics.
A portion of these funds are
dedicated to support collaborative science research projects between
students and science teachers
from New York City area High Schools and science faculty at MMC.
We are requesting proposals for small high school science
research projects which will be
devised by high school students and their science teachers under the
guidance of selected science
faculty at MMC. Projects can be in the areas of biology, chemistry,
chemistry, mathematics, speech pathology, and psychology. A list of MMC
science faculty and their
areas of expertise is attached (Appendix
proposal may request up to $500 for materials and
supplies. The project may utilize equipment,
instrumentation, technology and lab spaces available
at the MMC Geraldine Ferraro Center for Education Excellence in
Science, Technology and
Mathematics, if necessary. The project also may be conducted in part or
wholly at the home
institution (NYC High School). The
Science teacher (s) mentoring the project will receive a $1000
stipend. Remember that MMC science faculty will be
available for advice during the application
process if requested.
The project could begin as early as January 2011 but must be completed
by July 30, 2011.
Upper level science undergraduates are available to mentor the high
school students during the
implementation of the specific projects. Additional funds are available
to defray travel costs to MMC,
as participants may need to meet with faculty or use facilities,
equipment or instrumentation at MMC.
For additional information see attached document describing the program
in detail (Appendix
B). Sample project ideas can be found in Appendix
The deadline for Request
for Proposals has passed.
Dr Ann Aguanno with any questions or
to arrange for a consultation with MMC Science faculty listed in Appendix