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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: Brigham Young University
City: Provo
State: UT
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program at Brigham Young University is an opportunity for secondary school teachers to be involved in a summer physics or astronomy project with the mentorship of a BYU faculty member.  This program, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, pays teachers a stipend while they participate in research that will enhance their classroom teaching and revitalize their interest in physics and astronomy.  Participants will also receive laboratory supplies they can use to improve their classroom environment.  In addition to receiving training in research skills, participants meet together to discuss common interests in secondary physics and astronomy education.
Application Deadline: 02/22/2005
Opportunity Website:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: Participants will receive a $4,500 stipend, round trip travel expenses to Provo, Utah, as well as room and board. In addition, selected students will be funded to travel to a regional meeting of the American Physical Society to give a presentation on their research results.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Dr. Steve Turley
Brigham Young University
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, P.O. Box 24679
Provo, UT 84602-4679
Phone: 801-422-4361
Fax: 801-422-0553