2022 RET group photo

2022 RET Program

The CDCM Materials Research Science and Engineering Center hosted a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program in 2022. Over the summer, science teachers from local elementary schools will participated in a five-and-a-half-week program where they worked alongside faculty and graduate students, participated in high-level research projects within the field of materials science. In addition to the research component, RET staff and faculty helped guide teachers to develop and teach materials science-based lessons that connect current research to K-5 science and mathematics curricula in the classroom, and promote materials science as an exciting career field that allows K-5 students to apply their math and science education to real-world problems.