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Research Experience for Teachers in Materials Research Science and Engineering

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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators

Spend summer engaged in exciting research at MIT’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center! Join a team of faculty, graduate students, and postgraduate researchers performing cutting-edge research in the broad field of materials science and engineering, and then explore ways to use that experience to enrich your teaching. Learn to use state-ofthe-art equipment and techniques. A variety of research projects are available, including projects in the following areas:







No research experience is required. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to learn. See how the science and engineering principles you teach in the classroom are applied in laboratory research. The program includes meetings where you will have a chance to share your experience with fellow teachers and discuss connections between your classroom curriculum and current materials science research in the lab.

Participation in a research poster session in August is required.

Program eligibility:

Middle and high school-level science and engineering teachers at schools within commuting distance of MIT are invited to apply. Housing is not available.

Program duration:

Seven full-time weeks during the first summer. Dates are slightly flexible. Participants are encouraged to return for an optional second summer of flexible duration to continue research and/or develop classroom material based on their research at MIT.

Stipend: $7000/first summer; $3500/second summer.

Participating Institution(s):
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields

Applied Physics
Engineering Research
Mechanical Engineering
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 4/25/2023
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