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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center(MRSEC) RET


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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators

Description:
The Center provides a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program each summer. Middle-school, high-school, and community-college teachers are eligible to apply. Participating teachers engage in research, develop a network of scientific colleagues, learn scientific and technological developments, and discover ways to transfer this knowledge to their classroom. Teachers are matched up with a center faculty based on research interests.

Program participants conduct hands-on, cutting-edge research for eight weeks. At the end of the program, the teachers are asked to summarize their findings in a technical final report and to develop a short curriculum project based on their research that can be adapted to their own classrooms. In addition, they also have the opportunity to give a 15-minute oral presentation at the closing symposium. Other program activities include a field trip to a national lab or an industrial research site and seminars by Northwestern faculty.


Application Deadline: 3/15/2017
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Program Dates: 6/19/2017 - 8/11/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Northwestern University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Chemistry
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Optics & Photonics
Physics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 1/14/2017
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