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Research Experience for Teachers

Join a team of faculty, graduate students, and postgraduate researchers performing cutting-edge research in the broad field of materials science and engineering, and then explore ways to use that experience to enrich your teaching. Learn to use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. A wide variety of research projects are available. No research experience is required-- all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to learn. See how the science principles you teach in the classroom are applied to laboratory research. The program includes weekly group meetings where you will have a chance to share your experience with fellow teachers and discuss connections between your classroom curriculum and current materials science research. Program eligibility: Science teachers at the middle and high school level are invited to apply. Some preference will be given to applicants who are within commuting distance of MIT. Program duration: Seven weeks during the first summer. Participants are encouraged to return for a second summer of flexible duration for the dedicated purpose of developing classroom materials and lesson plans.

  • Stipend: $7000/first summer
  • Application deadline: March 14, 2008

For further information or questions, contact: Susan Rosevear Center for Materials Science and Engineering 77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 13-2082 Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 phone: 617-253-0916 e-mail: Please note that participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. MIT is a non-smoking environment. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Education Program Type: 
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)