Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Research Experiences for Teachers for incorporating engineering concepts in your curriculum

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We are seeking faculty members at local community colleges and middle and high school teachers in the Northeast, Metro North, Metro West, Boston, and Southeast STEM Nexus Networks to spend 6 weeks of the summer conducting research alongside undergraduate and graduate students in an NSF funded Research Experiences for Teachers program focused in engineering.

Participants are not expected to be proficient in engineering disciplines as the program is interdisciplinary with a focus on training and providing resources for incorporating engineering concepts in your curriculum. Participants will gain experience working in a cleanroom as well as in faculty labs and through our program, we will work with the middle/high school teachers and the schools to assist in integration of engineering concepts into STEM curriculum. Something unique about our RET site is that we intend to continue to work with you even after the summer program is over. We intend to help initiate a community of STEM engineering within the STEM Nexus networks where teachers, community college faculty members, and administrators can continuously support each other with new lessons and integration plans. 

The deadline for applications is Saturday, April 6, 2019 so that we can let teachers know prior to spring break if they have a position in our site. Our website has a lot of information: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret including the application process: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret/apply-today/. If you can post and distribute to community college faculty members and science teachers in the STEM Nexus networks, on social media, etc it would be helpful to encourage more participants to apply.


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