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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)
City: New Haven
State: CT
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
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).
Start Date: 07/05/2011
End Date: 08/01/2011
Duration: 4 weeks
Application Deadline: 04/01/2011
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Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
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

Contact: Christine Broadbridge
SCSU Department of Physics, JE 108
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203.392.6461
Fax: 203.392.6466