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Research Experience for Teachers


A new researcher in the lab under instruction.

The ASU NanoFab participates in the NNIN sponsored Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program that is available to grade school teachers and community college faculty from the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The RET participants work with ASU faculty on research projects over the summer, and then take what they learn and adapt it for use in their own classroom setting. Later in the year, our RET faculty attend the NNIN Professional Development Workshop at a chosen NNIN site, where they have the opportunity to present the instructional materials developed from their experience at ASU NanoFab. Click here for details about the ASU NNIN RET program.

The NNIN RET program consists of:

  • A seven week non-residential summer internship on the ASU campus
  • A stipend of $5,300
  • Travel support to attend the annual RET Workshop
  • Classroom materials support up to $1,000
  • Professional Development Credits

To qualify for the program applicants must be:

  • US. Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Teacher Applicants:
    • Must teach in grades 6 – 12
    • Must teach science or technology
    • Must have a minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Community College Applicants:
    • Must be currently teaching at a two-year post-secondary institution
    • Must have taught for at least two years at a two-year institution
    • Must teach science or engineering

Interested in applying to the ASU NNIN RET Program? Then please download the ASU RET Application Form and e-mail a completed copy to t.thornton@asu.edu before May16th, 2014. Include “RET Application” in the subject heading of the e-mail.

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