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Name: Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Team Program
School/Institution: Cornell University
Department/Unit: Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
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.
Start Date: 06/27/2011
End Date: 08/05/2011
Duration: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/15/2011
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Professional Development/CEU
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

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