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Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
Grants to USA intermediate, high school, and community college math and science teachers to attend a professional training program. Teachers will participate in a six-week study period in a laboratory facility, where they will engage in problem solving of research issues and in the development of a science lesson plan.
RET stands for Research Experience for Teachers and is a wonderful professional development opportunity for math and science teachers funded by the National Science Foundation.
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 (Cornell Center for Materials Research) 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.
An Independent-RET program will be offered this summer as well. This opportunity is only available to teachers who have completed the CCMR Team-RET program.
Teachers in the Team-RET program will spend time in the following CCMR facilities as well as other research facilities across campus:
GrantWatch ID#: 153037
The 2020 Team-RET stipend will be $3,900.
For teachers who require housing, CCMR will pay for on-campus housing for the duration of the program.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Fill out the online application: https://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/teacher-programs/ret/how-to-apply/ret-application/
Registration for Summer 2020 Will Begin in January.
Submit an electronic copy of your updated resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark Hall, Room 631
Cornell Center for Materials Research
627 Clark Hall of Science
Ithaca, NY 14853
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