Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Team Program|
|Department/Unit:||Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)|
|Teacher Level:||Middle School
|Description:||Team-RET provides middle school, high school and community college math and science teachers with an intense, six-week period of in-depth study at the CCMR laboratories with facility managers, faculty, and graduate students. In the Team-RET program, six select science teachers spend the first five weeks primarily in the CCMR Shared Experimental Facilities. They work together as a team to understand how the equipment in the facility works and to solve research problems set out by the facility manager. The sixth week is dedicated to developing a materials science related lesson plan based on their experience in the facilities.|
Benefits and Requirements
|Benefit Explanation:||A stipend of $3,800 is provided.
For teachers who require housing, CCMR will pay for on-campus housing for the duration of the program. Professional development hours are available. Upon request, a letter can be sent to your school administrator detailing the number of hours you participated in the program.
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
|Other Prerequisites:||To be eligible for the Team-RET program you must be a US citizen or permanent resident and teach math, science or technology in in a US middle school, high school or community college.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
CCMR RET Program
267 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Fax: (607) 255-3957