Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Research Experience for Teachers (RET)|
|School/Institution:||Yale University and South Conneticut State University (SCSU)|
|Department/Unit:||Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP)|
|Teacher Level:||High School
|Description:||The CRISP RET fellowship is a four week summer research experience funded by NSF and MRSEC for local 8-12 and community college STEM teachers. RETs participate on a MIMER research team, in collaboration with the REU program, working closely with CRISP faculty, graduate students and post-docs, REUs and high school students.
The CRISP RET program supports the active involvement of K-12 STEM teachers in materials research in order to bring knowledge of materials science, engineering and technological innovation into their classrooms. A major objective of the MIMER program is to contribute to the improvement of K-12 science education by providing more qualified, socially diverse teachers, and, teacher-developed curriculum on materials science. The CRISP Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. DMR-052049 as a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) RET program (MR. SECRET).
Benefits and Requirements
|Benefit Explanation:||Each RET participant will receive a fellowship stipend of $2000. Additional funds may be awarded upon the development of curricular materials.|
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
|Other Prerequisites:||The CRISP RET program is open to local middle school, high school and community college teachers who teach science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM). Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
SCSU Department of Physics, JE 108
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515