Dates for the 2015 DNA Residency Program will be available in January.
The DNA Research Summer Residency provides Chicago and suburban educators a paid opportunity to conduct genetic research alongside accomplished Field Museum scientists. Two high school students, an educator, and one Field Museum scientist will form a team that conducts basic research during a five-week internship program. All participants will be trained in molecular biology laboratory methods and equipment used in Field Museum’s Pritzker Lab/Rice DNA Discovery Center, gather data relevant to current research programs, and learn about all aspects of the scientific method—from sample gathering through data analysis and interpretation.
Requirements (on-line application)
Educators will work with Field Museum staff to develop classroom learning activities and lessons.
- Must be Chicago or suburban high school science educator.
- Must submit an essay (200-500 words) describing why they would like to take part in this program.
- Must have a strong interest in incorporating scientific research and/or genetics into their curriculum.
- Must commit to weekday dates and times.
Participants will receive a stipend, a CTA/RTA pass or parking vouchers, and a one-year family membership to The Field Museum.
Email DNAprograms@fieldmuseum.org for more information. No phone calls please.