Outreach activities

2017 Summer Research Internship Positions for High School Teachers and Students

High school teachers and/or senior high school students (at all levels!) are strongly encouraged apply this summer research and training internship positions.

Research and training areas: clean energy technology and nanotechnology.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017.

Start date: After May 31, 2017 but not late than July 15, 2017.

Benefits: each of the selected participants will receive total $4050 (=6 weeks at a rate of $500/week with $25 travel or lodging/day) stipend for the entire six weeks of program. Selected teachers will also receive 6 weeks of continuing education credit.

How to apply?

  1. Apply online now     or 
  2. Simply send your resume to Professor Shanlin Pan’s email address span1@ua.edu if you are a teacher. A high school senior needs to send his/her resume along with a letter of recommendation directly to professor Pan.

Welcome the 2016 Summer Research Internship Participants!  


Shanel Lightfoot-Brown
Teacher, Hillcrest High School, AL


Jennifer Reynolds
Teacher, Brookwood High School, AL


Felecia Briggins
STEM Teacher, Hale County College & Career Academy, Greensboro, AL


Mackenzie Rymond
Paul W. Bryant High School, AL


Jada Bibb
Autaugaville High School- Autaugaville, AL

Dr. Pan’s recent outreach activities:

  • Dr. Pan presented chemiluminescence education module at SECME summer institute sessions for MSP module demonstration for 6-8 grade teachers at UA, June 22, 2015. SECME
  • Teachers training on education module “Clean Energy: Nanoparticles, Chemical Reactions, and Light”module 1
  • Developed new educational modules “Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” during the Southeast Consortium of Minorities in Engineering 35th Annual WorkshopOPVs2
  • New module development for 7th grade classroom on “Plant’s Nanomachinery for Photosynthesis and Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion” module 2
  • New module development on “Nano water Demonstration: Light Interactions with Dye Molecules and Nanomaterials”module 3
  • New module development on  “Alternative Energy: Photoeffect of TiO2 in a Photoelectrochemical cell”module 4
  • New module on chemiluminescence module 5