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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: Harvard University
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: We are pleased to announce opportunities for teachers of science, math and technology to work with research scientists and engineers at Harvard University. Through our 6–8 week joint Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, teachers participate in educational and technical research as part of a scientific research community. Participants will have the benefit of significant collaboration with the science education community within the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard, the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. The RET program is designed to build bridges between K12 education and research in nanoscale, bio, and materials science & engineering; involve educators in the research community; enhance the quality of pre-college education; and result in the production of classroom-tested instructional materials.

Teachers in 3 National Science Foundation-funded programs will work closely with faculty, staff, students, and each other to develop educational modules based on their exposure to research throughout the summer. While all teacher participants share common meeting and training activities, each funding source has a distinct focus.
Start Date: 06/25/2009
Duration: 6-8 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/27/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.eduprograms.deas.harvard.edu/ret.htm

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Classroom materials funds
Benefit Explanation: $1000 per week
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Kathryn Hollar, Director of Educational Programs
206A Pierce Hall
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-496-7479