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The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program at Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing is a six-week summer research experience for middle and high school STEM teachers and Community College STEM faculty. During the summer the teachers will be involved in research projects that are advancing knowledge and understanding in nanotechnology while at the same time working on curriculum development advancing understanding of ways to introduce engineering research related ideas and particularly nanotechnology ideas in STEM K-12 education. Follow-up activities are conducted throughout the academic year where the program participants will discuss how they are utilizing the knowledge and experiences from their research, the curricula that were developed during their research programs, and their classroom experiences. Follow-up activities will be carried out throughout the academic year to 1) continue teacher/faculty research collaborations, and 2) ensure that teachers’ summer research experiences are successfully utilized in the classroom.

  • 2016 Program Date: June 13 – July 22

  • Academic year follow-up sessions: 2 Saturday sessions throughout the academic year

  • Stipend: $6,750 (participants are responsible for their own meals, housing and transportation)

  • 2016 Program Application Deadline: April 22, 2016




This RET program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EEC-1300711