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NASCENT RET in Nanotechnology

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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators
Faculty & Administrators

The Pre-College Education program within the NASCENT Engineering Research Center is hosting a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program. Each summer, science teachers from partner schools will participate in a 7 week program where they work alongside faculty and graduate students, participating in high-level research projects within the field of nanomanufacturing. In addition to the research component, RET staff and faculty will guide teachers to develop and teach engineering-based lessons that connect current research in engineering to K-12 science and mathematics curricula in the classroom, and promote engineering as an exciting career that allows K-12 students to apply their math and science education to real-world problems.

The long-term goals of our RET program are to motivate and improve middle/high school student-learning in engineering and establish a collaborative partnership between our selected schools and NASCENT engineering faculty through inquiry-based experiences in nanomanufacturing.

Teachers receive a stipend (~$5600) for their participation and a supply allowance (~$1500) to purchase classroom equipment/supplies that support their engineering-based lesson.

Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Texas, Austin (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Materials Science & Engineering

Nanomaterials Science & Engineering

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

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