Research Experience for Teachers

Short Description

Provides middle and high school math and science teachers with an intense period of in-depth study in CCMR's research facilities.


Research Experience for Teachers (RET) provides middle school, high school and community college math and science teachers with an intense, six-week period of in-depth study at the CCMR laboratories with facility managers, faculty, and graduate students. In the RET program, six select science teachers spend the first five weeks primarily in the CCMR Shared Experimental Facilities. They work together as a team to understand how the equipment in the facility works and to solve research problems set out by the facility manager. The sixth week is dedicated to developing a materials science related lesson plan based on their experience in the facilities.

Contact Information


(607) 255-9547

Mailing Address

  • 267 Clark Hall
  • Cornell Center for Materials Research
  • Ithaca, NY 14850

Program Details


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering



  • Cornell Center for Materials Research

Information For

  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12


  • Teacher Research Opportunities
  • Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources
  • Learning and Teaching: In School and Out
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Energy
  • Professional Development

Types of Programs

  • Summer Programs: Academic
  • Training and Professional Development

Service Area

  • New York State-All
  • Other US Locations

Service Providers

  • Graduate students
  • Post-doctoral Fellows
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Fee Structure

This program does not have a fee.

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