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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Team Program
School/Institution: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State: NY
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Middle School
High 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. Copies of Team-RET alumni lesson plans can be found on our RET Modules page. In the 9 years since the RET program's inception at CCMR, 51 teachers have participated.
Start Date: 06/29/2009
End Date: 08/07/2009
Duration: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/31/2009
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Professional Development/CEU
Benefit Explanation: $3800 stipend
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: CCMR RET Program
267 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Fax: 607-255-3957