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.
The program begins the last full week of June and has a duration of 8 weeks (6 research weeks, 2 weeks writing curriculum to bring back to the classroom). Benefits include a competitive $800/week stipend, up to $1,000 to defray relocation expenses, six graduate credits, and 135 PDPs.
A complete application consists of:
Complete applications must be received by April 1st.
Submit hard copy applications for consideration to:
Jennifer Green, MRSEC Educational Outreach Manager
Or electronically as pdf files to email@example.com
RET Participants 2012
Research Experiences for Teachers