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The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) 

The RET program provides opportunities for middle and high school teachers to be immersed in the culture of engineering research at a POETS institution and develop curriculum based on POETS research through a paid fellowship that comprises both summer and year-long activities. RET teachers return to their classrooms filled with more confidence and enthusiasm with increased knowledge about the world of science and engineering research and its applications.

Teachers receive a stipend of $7,000 for the summer and into the school year and a $2,000 supplies budget to implement their curriculum. Program dates are flexible. For information, please contact Tracy Dace (

RET Curriculum

Teachers can also access RET Curriculum here. This curriculum is focused on the middle school level and is Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned.