Research Experience for Teachers
Each summer ICE hosts an annual RET program on behalf of the UW–Madison NSEC. As participants in the program, teachers work with NSEC education and outreach staff, faculty, and graduate students to produce nanoscience curriculum materials for use in their classrooms.
The teachers who have participated in RET and their projects have included:
Maynard Morin of Higham High School, Higham, Massachusetts developed this working model of a scanning probe microscope as a part of his RET program.
- Nanoscience in Nature: A Webquest (grades 5–8)
Jeanne Nye, Lake Mills Middle School, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
- Middle School Self Assembly (grade 7)
Peter Watts, Watertown High School, Watertown, Wisconsin
- Physical Properties of Nanostructures (grades 9–12)
Kevin Moore, Adams High School, Adams, Wisconsin
- Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology (grades 5–8)
Jeanine Gelhaus, Medford Middle School, Medford, Wisconsin
- Gold Nanoparticles as Sensors for Sports Drinks (grades 5–12)
Suzanne Folberg, O'Keefe Middle School, Madison, Wisconsin
- An Inexpensive Working Model of a Scanning Probe Microscope (grades 9–12)
Maynard Morin, Highham High School, Highham, Massachusetts
Other teachers who have participated in RET are Jason Strauss, Verona High School, Verona, Wisconsin and Martha Rathbun, Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, Illinois.
We seek highly qualified teachers to join us for a six-week summer experience. ICE provides a stipend and pays for the materials to present your developed lesson in your classroom the academic year following your RET experience. If you are inteseted in applying conact Andrew Greenberg at email@example.com
Support for the RET program is provided by the UW-Madison NSEC