2017 Research Experiences for Teachers


Photos of 2016 RET participants working in a cleanroom.


Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) is an innovative five-week summer research program for high school teachers and community college faculty at the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW) at ASU. As the southwest regional hub of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), the NCI-SW will offer RET participants the opportunity to work with nationally recognized scholars in nanotechnology research and leaders in science education.


  • Explore the world of the very small in a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • Conduct research with the nation’s top nanotechnology scientists.
  • Develop connections between the lab and the classroom.
  • Implement new curricula at your school.
  • Establish long-term relationships with faculty, staff and graduate students.


Program Details


  • May 30 – July 3, 2017
  • Stipend – $5,200 (paid in 3 installments)


Eligibility Requirements


  • Open to current high school teachers and community college faculty with 2 years of experience teaching science or engineering.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Prohibited from taking courses or working while participating in the program.
  • Must be available to attend the entire five-week program.
  • Must deploy curricular products in institution.


Application Requirements

Deadline: March 15, 2017, 5:00 pm MT


  • Applications will be considered after the deadline date until all positions are filled.
  • Applicants need to submit a completed application and a resume via email to: Raymond.Tsui@asu.edu.



For More Information

Contact: Ray Tsui, Outreach Coordinator (email: Raymond.Tsui@asu.edu)
Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure-Southwest (NCI-SW)
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706