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Research Experience for Teachers

During the funding period of the UW-Madison NSEC, ICE hosted RET programs. Participating teachers worked with NSEC education and outreach staff, faculty, and graduate students to produce nanoscience curriculum materials for use in their classrooms.

The teachers who participated in RET and their projects are:

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.

Support for the RET program is provided by the UW-Madison NSEC