Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

The highly successful and long-running (21 years) Columbia RET program supports 16 weeks of research over two summers with 1 day per week of professional development. Proximity to the partner schools gives the MRSEC a unique opportunity to go further by maintaining year-round relationships with RET teachers. Each RET teacher works on a similar project with a MRSEC-supported PhD student, with access to a new ‘Maker Space’ in Columbia Engineering that includes machining, 3D printing, electronics, and other building tools.

Program dates: 2018 pending