The University of New Hampshire Dept. of Engineering and The Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education is offering its Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering program. Please review the program description and information on teacher benefits and expectations for participation. At the bottom you will find instructions on how to apply for the program. We are in the process of determining the number of projects and their formats for Summer 2021. Because of ongoing COVID-19 constraints and restrictions project may range from on-site, completely virtual, or hybrid. We strive in this program to bring high quality, authentic, and engaging research training to participating teachers.
The Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering (RETE) program is funded by the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Engineering (ENG-1711701) The specific goals for the RETE are to:
The 2021 RETE program will be held from Monday, June 28 to Friday, August 6, 2021. At this time, we do not know if we can offer this as a residential program … any on-campus participation may require commuting. The duration will be six continuous weeks (there is scheduling flexibility for July 4 and vacations), with up to seven days of activities during the academic year. Activities take place during a normal five-day per week schedule with holidays and weekends off (except where research schedule dictates). This is a full-time commitment. Pending determination of COVID-19 restrictions, room and board (in a single-occupancy UNH dormitory) may be provided for individuals wishing to stay on campus to minimize commuting time and expenses and to take full advantage of university resources (laboratories, libraries, computer clusters, etc.). Commuters will receive a meal card loaded with meals for lunch and for occasional dinners with the group. There will be three to four Academic Year sessions to assist teachers to translate and transfer some aspects of their research training into their teaching practice and curriculum.
Benefits to participating in the program include:
(Note: Please report any problems directly to me, if you encounter them during your application process.)
Stephen R. Hale, Ph.D.
Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education
University of New Hampshire
Acknowledgements – This research was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering Grant (ENG-1711701).