The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) Hosts Research Experience for Teachers Program Participants
STEM has been a buzzword in the education field for many years. Increasing and retaining student interest in science and technology is key to the future economic and innovation health of the U.S. but, to reach the students, we must first reach the teachers.
With this teacher centric goal in mind, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) site at Georgia Institute of Technology sought funding from the National Science Foundation to establish the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program to connect the education of K-12 graders and university level research into the fields of nano-science and engineering. The eight week program pairs teachers with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students, involving them in hands-on equipment usage, experimental processes, and assisting them in developing a lesson plan they implement in their classrooms upon return to their home institution........
---Christa M. Ernst, IEN Communications