Goals and Plan. RE-SEED has a plan to become a
national organization. It is identifying organizations
with appropriate infrastructure and strong connections to
local schools to become the sites of Regional Centers.
Participating organizations should be able to recruit
qualified retirees, secure a training site, and place the
retirees in schools.
The ultimate object is to make the Regional Centers
self-sufficient within three years in all respects,
except in the training of leaders. Leadership training
will continue to take place at Northeastern University.
The Start-up Period and Long-term Roles and
Responsibilities. In their first two years of
operation, organizations starting a Regional Center will
be able to rely on RE-SEED Central (at Northeastern
University) both for the two-week on-site training of
SRAs and the leadership training of qualified retirees.
By the beginning of the third year, the goal is for the
new Regional Center to have enough trained leaders to do
its own two-week, on-site training of SRAs, although
RE-SEED Central will be available to train additional
leaders each summer.
Each Regional Center will be responsible for obtaining
its own funding to support its own portions of the
project. RE-SEED Central will work closely with each
Regional Center, sharing materials and expertise
concerning all aspects of the program, including the
writing of joint proposals,
New Regional Centers Established and Planned. RE-SEED
has already established two Regional Centers, one in
Atlanta, Georgia, in cooperation with Morehouse College,
and one in Portland, Oregon, in collaboration with The
Columbia Education Center, which is also the Eisenhower
Regional Science and Mathematics Consortium for Northwest
RE-SEED is in the process of establishing two more
Regional Centers, one in Denver, Colorado, in
collaboration with the Metropolitan State College, and
one in Stockholm, Sweden, in collaboration with the Royal
Swedish Academy of Science.
RE-SEED plans to establish three new Regional Centers
each academic year. Scientists or engineers with a strong
interest in and a connection to an organization that
could establish a Regional Center are invited to contact