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Advanced Materials Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

The University of California San Diego MRSEC Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program is aimed at providing K-12 and junior/community college educators with a summer experience in a MRSEC research lab. Participants receive an introduction to research in materials science and work with our team of education experts to develop materials science content, demonstrations, and course materials that dovetail with the current California Science Education Standards, and can translate to their classroom.

Extensive training and mentoring in cutting-edge materials science research is accompanied by weekly research seminars, industrial field trips, professional development workshops (safety and research ethics, science communication, information literacy, graduate school preparation), and networking/recreation. RET trainees will assist with development of one or more of the MRSEC materials science educational modules.

Education Program Type: 
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)