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to find out whether it is extending to the larger science teaching community at participants' schools. "We have some evidence that things are happening, but we'd like to get more and better evidence," Wood says.

Asai is particularly interested in learning the best way to make sure that the lessons learned by Summer Institute participants reach other faculty at their institutions. "What are the elements that work best to make this really transformative and sustainable?"

The 2011 regional Summer Institutes are:

Midwest Institute
July 10-15, 2011
University of Minnesota
Contact: Robin Wright,
Target states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

Mountain West Institute
Aug. 1-5, 2011
University of Colorado, Boulder
Contact: Jenny Knight,
Target states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming.

Northeast Institute
Aug. 8-13, 2011
Yale University
Contact: James Young,
Target states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Pacific Northwest Institute
Sept. 7-11, 2011
Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA)
Contact: Clarissa Dirks,
Target states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington


Contact: Andrea Widener
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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