Call fof high school science teachers

LAAAMP and the Canadian Light Source invite high school science teachers to apply for taking part in a unique learning experience as part of the CLS Educators’ Science Projects 2021. DEADLINE: 15 April 2021.



Professional Development for High School Science Teachers at the Canadian Light Source


Lightsources for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Pacific (LAAAMP, is partnering with the Canadian Light Source (CLS, to offer a unique learning experience for high school science teachers as part of its Educators’ Science Projects 2021 (EdSciP,  One teacher will be selected from each of LAAAMP’s targeted regions (Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Pacific Islands) to attend a virtual Workshop hosted by the CLS.  The Workshop will allow the teachers to meet scientists, learn about their research, participate in experiments, and incorporate the knowledge gained into their curricula.  All activities will be offered free of charge.  Since the language of the Workshop will be English, each teacher participating will be assigned a mentor from that teacher’s geographic region who will assist with scientific concepts and any necessary translations.  The CLS will offer duplicate sessions of the Workshop to accommodate the teachers’ different time zones.  Finally, it is anticipated that the Workshop will convene during Summer 2021, with the precise dates to be determined.


The Workshop will combine chemistry, physics, and environmental sciences as the teachers explore the composition and characterization of soil samples from their respective regions to learn about their environment and how researchers analyze various kinds of materials.  After the Workshop, the teachers will maintain a connection with the CLS as they teach what they have learned in their classes and gather teams of students to devise new experiments to be performed at the CLS as part of its Students on the Beamlines (SotB, Program.

Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is employed as a full-time science teacher at a high school (secondary school) that is located in Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Middle East or Pacific Islands, and is interested in joining an internationally renowned community of research scientists and engineers at the CLS.

To What Persons and Email Addresses Should Applications be Submitted?

Residents of Africa

Professor Simon Connell
University of Johannesburg
Department of Mechanical Engineering Science
Johannesburg, South Africa

Residents of Caribbean

Professor Carlos R. Cabrera
University of Puerto Rico,
Río Piedras Campus
Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 23346 San Juan, PR 00931-3346

Residents of Mexico

Professor Matías Moreno
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Instituto de Física
Departamento de Física Teórica
Edificio Marcos Moshinsky , 2º p. C-250
Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, C.P. 04510

Residents of Southeast Asia

Dr. Supagorn Rugmai
Head of Research Facility
Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI)
Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand

Residents of the Middle East

Dr. Kirsi Lorentz
The Cyprus Institute
Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center
Nicosia, Cyprus

Residents of the Pacific Islands

Professor Özgül Öztürk
Universität Siegen
Department of Physics
Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Download the application form

Posted 24 Feb 2021