We are seeking faculty members at local community colleges and middle and high school teachers in the Northeast, Metro North, Metro West, Boston, and Southeast STEM Networks to spend six weeks this summer conducting research alongside undergraduate and graduate students in an NSF funded Research Experiences for Teachers program focused on engineering.
Participants are not expected to be proficient in engineering disciplines as the program is interdisciplinary with a focus on training and providing resources for incorporating engineering concepts into your curriculum. Participants will gain experience working in a cleanroom and in faculty labs. Throughout the program, we work with the middle/high school teachers and schools to assist with their integration of engineering concepts into STEM curriculum. This RET program is unique in that we continue working with participants even after the summer program is over. We seek to build a STEM engineering community within the Massachusetts Regional STEM Networks where teachers, community college faculty members, and administrators can continuously support each other with new lessons and integration plans.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 6, 2022, so that we can let teachers know prior to April vacation week if they have a position with our RET Site for Summer 2022.
Our website has a lot of information: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret and links to our application: https://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret/2022-nsf-ret-application/.