Research Experience For Teachers at the Functional Materials Research Institute, Summer 2016


The College of Engineering and the Functional Materials Research Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, announce summer 2016 research opportunities for community college, high school and pre-service STEM teachers and are now accepting applications. The program has the theme of Functional Materials and is funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) site.  Selected teachers will participate in materials-related research with USF engineering faculty, share their experiences with fellow participants, attend seminars and classes, acquire oral and written presentation skills, learn how to conduct independent research, and develop a curriculum for their students based on this research experience.

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The RET program at USF has the theme of Functional Materials.  The rationale for this focus is that materials science is both highly interdisciplinary (requiring support from a variety of scientific, mathematical and engineering disciplines) and has a pervasive presence in our everyday world.  Materials Science also happens to be a major research emphasis and strength of the Functional Materials Research Institute at the University of South Florida.

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 USF Functional Materials Research Experience for Teachers (RET). The deadline for application submissions is March 11, 2016. Acceptance/declination decisions will be made and letters of acceptance will be sent no later than March 18, 2016. Deadline for teachers to accept their offer to participate is April 1, 2016.Click here for more information.

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