Award Application

Auburn University's Cellular & Molecular Biosciences (AU-CMB) Program and NSF EPSCoR-Center for Biotechnology Research Thrust (NSF EPSCoR) is proud to announce the Teaching Enhancement Award (TEA) program, summer scholarship awards to Alabama High School Science Teacher/Student pairs.

The TEA Program was established to raise the level of enthusiasm of both high school students and their teachers for careers in science. This is done by inviting student-teacher pairs to Auburn University AU-CMB laboratories and, with guidance from AU-CMB/NSF EPSCoR faculty, providing hands-on research experience during a residential three week period for students, June 1 - 20, 2014 and a residential one week for teachers,  June 15 - 20, 2014. The program will expose teachers and students to experimental exercises that they can take back to the classroom.

Teachers will receive 4 CEU credits


1) Teacher and student must complete and submit the following online application at the bottom of this page and submit to

2) Students must have two letters of recommendation sent to the AU-CMB office before the application deadline. One letter must be from your teacher pair, and the other letter can be from another teacher or guidance counselor

Monetary awards for the the 3/1 week period will be:

Students: $700

Teachers: $500

Housing and food will be provided. It is mandatory that students and teachers reside in the AU-CMB provided housing. There will be a camp counselor to reside with the students.

Last Day celebration will include Teacher/Student pair poster presentations.

Deadline to receive all application documents is May 1, 2014.


Personal Information
Teacher's First & Last Name:
Student's First & Last Name:
Teacher's E-mail:
Student's E-mail:
Student's GPA:
Student's Age:
Academic information

Student: please select your current high school status:

Students: Are you a US Citizen?

Teacher: Describe your current teaching assignment (at time of application and projected for following school year).

2) Describe how you plan to incorporate your experience into your existing classroom teaching
Teacher and Student: Please list any disabilities.
Please describe your career goals, and how this experience will help you obtain those goals.
Submit information
I hereby certify that the information included in this application is correct and I authorize the release of this information to the AU-CMB Student Affairs Committee.
If you agree to the above statement, "sign this form" by typing your initials in the box:

Please review all of the information you have provided above for accuracy. Once complete, press the submit button below. Students please remember to have your letters of recommendation from your school sent via mail or email to the AU-CMB Office at:

Nancy Robinson
AU-CMB Administrative Program Specialist II
Science Center , Room 248
315 Roosevelt Concourse
Auburn University, AL 36849-5319
(334) 844-1642
Fax : (334) 844-5255

Deadline TBA
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For additional information, please contact the AU-CMB office.

Last updated: 03/24/2014