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Research Experience for Teachers in the area of “Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and Engineering Design Process (EDP)”

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Academic Level:
K-12 Educators
Faculty & Administrators

This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site is for middle and high school in-service teachers in the area of “Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and Engineering Design Process (EDP) Enhanced Research Experiences for Middle and High School In-Service Teachers.” It is offered through the Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. The RET Site goals are threefold:

1. To educate, cultivate, and enrich science and math teachers’ content delivery in their classrooms by exploring the engineering design-and-challenge instruction process and the critical research skills used by engineers to solve open-ended real-world problems.

2. To improve 7-12 student science and math achievement and stimulate interest in STEM careers as a result of better instruction and curriculum delivered by participating teachers trained in engineering content and design-based instruction.

3. To support participating teachers in becoming role models by applying their research experiences in their classrooms and communicating them effectively to their colleagues.

The RET Site will initiate 8 -12 teachers each year in engineering research. Each year, four - six engineering research project topics will be chosen to augment previous year’s work and to provide research experience addressing National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges of Engineering in Water, Energy (2 projects), Brain, Infrastructure, and Cyberspace. On each of the research projects, an engineering faculty member Area Coordinator and a Graduate Research Assistant will guide a team of two teachers. A dedicated RET Resource Person will train, support, guide, and critique the work of the RET participants. Teachers will take professional development seminars.

◦ A total stipend of $6,000 per teacher.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO RET HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL February 26th, 2017 or until all positions have been filled.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Cincinnati (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
Medical Sciences

Education Research
Medical Biology

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

Page last updated 2/5/2017 11:19:52 AM
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