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MST Program Research Stipends

An important element of this program is the thesis research.  Students are matched with a community partner involved with either a formal (school) or informal (nature center, museum, out of school) science education program for nine months from September through June.  They work with this partner to support program delivery and assessment for 15 – 20 hours per week.  The thesis research question is developed to support assessment of the partner program.  This assessment is aligned with the Portland Metropolitan STEM Partnership Common Measures. Students can apply to receive a $9,000 stipend for their research activities.   The department is presently funding 7 research stipends per year.  For more information regarding research stipends contact Stephanie Wagner at ( ).

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