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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: University of Minnesota
City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: RET participants will be active members of our faculty's research groups, conducting research in one of four areas: Microstructured Polymers, Crystalline Organic Semiconductors, Magnetic Heterostructures, the Nanoparticle-Based Materials Proto-IRG, or one of the various Seed groups. Each RET participant will work in a team under the direction of a specific principal investigator (PI), with post doctoral/graduate students from the PI's group and, where appropriate, with a REU student. They will also participate in activities in the MRSEC Characterization Facility (U of M CharFac). Frank Snowden, the Associate Director for Education and Human Resources will work with the PI's and 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.
Duration: 6 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/15/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/ehr/retdescription.shtml
Sponsor Link: http://mrsec.org/education/

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Professional Development/CEU

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Phil Engen
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455