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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: University of Notre Dame
City: Notre Dame
State: IN
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The Research Experience for Teachers at Notre Dame (RET@ND) is a program of summer research projects for high school teachers of the Michiana region. The projects will be directed by faculty members from the academic departments in the Colleges of Engineering and Science at Notre Dame.

Projects vary in duration from 4 to 8 weeks and cover a wide choice of mathematical, scientific, and technological topics related to challenges facing society:
* Biotechnology
* Computer Science
* Environmental Science
* Nano Science/Technology
* Renewable Energy

Participating teachers will be assisted in efforts to create new curricular modules for use in their classrooms.

The specific focus of the workshops will be determined in conversation with participating teachers. There will be an RET Symposium where teachers will discuss how their work might impact their classrooms.
Duration: 4-8 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/15/2011
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: * $1,500 for workshops
* $3,000-$6,200 for research
* Graduate credits (tuition provided)
Other Prerequisites: Teaching experience in a basic science related to the particular project, and a willingness to put in an energized effort.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Kaneb Center
University of Notre Dame
353 DeBartolo Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-9146
Fax: (574) 631-8047