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Research Experiences for Teachers

Program Description:

Regrettably, we are unable to hold the RET program at this time.  Please check back however, as we hope to reinstate the program in future years. For the present, teachers interested in research experiences are encouraged to contact faculty members directly; links to faculty pages can be found on the page for each MRSEC Research Group.

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is soliciting applications from middle and high school teachers for the summer RET program.

Up to six teachers will be selected to participate in research at the Silvio O. Conte Center for Polymer Research. Participants will gain experience under the guidance of an established research group by investigating a topic from a broad spectrum in chemistry, physics or engineering of polymers. Examples of projects under consideration are: nanomembranes, crystallization in confined geometries, sensors, and polymer deformation. Please visit the Research Groups page for information on current MRSEC funded research, the principal investigators involved, and potential areas of research for RETs.


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