Designed specifically for high school physics teachers, the CNS Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT) is a unique opportunity for professional development. CIPT is cosponsored by the Center for Nanoscale Systems, the Cornell University Department of Physics, and the Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.
CIPT was developed to meet the NSF stipulation that research grants awarded to universities contain an "outreach" component to promote the dispersal of information gained in the research to those outside the university. Dr. Robert Burhman, Principal Investiagator, organized a steering commitee of Cornell scientists and high school teachers to develop a program to upgrade high school teachers' knowledge and understanding of recent developments in nanophysics. The first workshop for teachers was conducted in March 2002. Since that time, more than 1700 teachers from across the United States have attended CIPT's programs. The Singapore Board of Education typically sponsors 2 teachers each summer to attend the two-week course.Back to the Top