MRSEC Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Program

July 5, 2018


(Materials Research Science and Engineering Center) (Research Experience for Teachers)

Program Dates: July 5th-August 10th, 2018

Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a program that allows teachers to actively participate in current research with one of our faculty’s research groups and design standards-based classroom activities from these experiences. Each RET participant will work under the direction of a specific principal investigator (PI) with post doctoral/graduate students from the PI's group. Throughout the summer and into the subsequent academic year(s), teachers will work with the Teacher Research Coordinator (TRC), who will coordinate the activities of the teachers during the summer and oversee the completion of a standards based curriculum element. Teachers will be encouraged to participate for two consecutive summers* in order to continue research and refine curriculum elements.

​​RET fellowships include:

  • $6,000 Stipend
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • $600 supply fund (for use during the summer as well as for classroom supplies in support of your project)
  • Travel grants available for participation in meetings or conferences


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To Apply:

Applications are due February 15th, 2018. To apply go to:


​Email Phil Engen at