Program Dates: July 5 - August 18, 2017
|David Brown at work in the Biological Physics lab.|
Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a six-week summer research program aimed at engaging K-12 physical sciences teachers in cutting-edge physics research and helping them translate their this experience and knowledge into classroom activities. The goal is to help build ongoing collaborative partnerships between K-12 teachers and the University's research community.
Program participants will work at the University's Twin Cities campus for six weeks in the physics research area of their choice. All participants receive a stipend for the six-week program that is based upon their academic year base salary.*
Among the career development program activities are weekly physics seminars offered in conjunction with the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, a session on ethics in scientific research, and a weekly seminar with the Physics Education research group to discuss issues directly applicable to teaching.
RET offers physics and physical science teachers:
Teachers selected for the program will be matched with faculty and research programs that most closely correspond to their interests. Previous participants have conducted research in:
*Stipend amount not to exceed NSF maximum of $10,000.
Applications will open November 15th, 2016 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 30th, 2017
Professor and REU/RET Director