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Princeton University RET Program & Teachers as Scholars

RET - Research Experience for Teachers

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) at Princeton University conducts a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program each Summer, pending funding. The RET is for high school teachers who teach Chemistry, Physics, Technology, or related subjects and who wish to enrich their curriculum by experiencing state-of-the-art research in Materials Science. Teachers in RET conduct research full-time in the lab of a PCCM faculty member. The program is coordinated with our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Teachers as Scholars
On November 14 and  December 5, 2016, 18 teachers will visit the Princeton Center for Complex Materials as part of Teacher Prep's program to learn about materials science and how to apply it to the classroom. This unique PCCM program is part of a larger "Teachers as Scholars" initiative as part of Princeton University's Teacher Preparation program. The teachers will tour the PCCM labs and facilities. They will also discuss the interdisciplinary nature of science from many of PCCM's scientists and engineers, including Professors Craig Arnold, Kaushik Sengupta, Rod Priestley, Claire White, Nan Yao, and several graduate students. PCCM members will lead guided discussions on how to apply what they learned in compliance with the new "Next Generation Science Standards."

Education Program Type: 
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)