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Summer 2021 National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers at Boston University

23 Dec 2020 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We are seeking faculty at local community colleges, middle and high schools in the Northeast, Metro West, Metro North, Boston, Southeast, and Cape Cod STEM NEXUS areas to spend 6 weeks of summer conducting research alongside undergraduate students in an NSF funded Research Experiences for Teachers program focused in engineering. The program starts on Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 13, 2021.

Teachers 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 in your curriculum. Teachers will gain experience working in a cleanroom as well as in faculty labs and through our program, we will work with the teachers and the schools to assist in integration into STEM curriculum. Something unique about our RET site is that we intend to continue to work with your school and teachers even after the summer program is over. We intend to help initiate a community of STEM engineering within the STEM networks where teachers and administrators can continuously support each other with new lessons and integration plans. 

The deadline for applications is April 6, 2021 so that we can let teachers know prior to spring break if they have a position in our site. Our website has a lot of information: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret including the application process: https://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret/apply-today/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.


Prof. Helen Fawcett, Co-Director

Prof. Xin Zhang, Director

National Science Foundation Research Experiences

for Teachers (RET) in Integrated Nanomanufacturing

Boston University Photonics Center

8 Saint Mary’s St., PHO936

Boston, MA 02215

Tel: 857-753-1719 (Helen)

email: phoret@bu.edu



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