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Research Experience for Teachers at CCMR

Research Experience for Teachers (Team-RET & Independent-RET)

RET Program for Summer 2019:  July 1 – August 9, 2019


Maura 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, five select science teachers  spend the first five weeks primarily in the CCMR Shared 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. Copies of Team-RET alumni lesson plans can be found on our RET Modules page.

We will also be offering an Independent-RET program this summer as well. This opportunity is only available to teachers who have completed the  CCMR Team-RET program.

“The RET program here was exciting, engaging, thought provoking and edifying. I was exposed to instruments I had only heard about and understood in theory… I can’t thank CCMR enough.”

~Sydney Mendez, Chemistry Teacher, Nottingham High School, Syracuse, NY

For more information on the Team-RET and Independent-RET programs please see our RET FAQ’s page. 

Support for the RET program is provided by the NSF Site program (DMR-1757420).


Application deadline: February 2021

Notification of Acceptance: March 2021


Education Program Type: 
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2021