Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program [SC INBRE RET]
Managed from Furman University, the SC INBRE RET will enable teachers to engage in a 6-week immersion research experience at an institution in their local area. These experiences (the first for many SC teachers) expose teachers to modern research methods and allow them to link their research activities to classroom activities designed to increase their students’ knowledge and awareness of Science. Teachers will be directed in carrying out unique, individualized research projects resulting in scientific presentation at the SC INBRE RET poster session in July. Researchers at all participating INBRE institutions (see map below) will have the opportunity to directly engage teachers in their local community through in-depth 6-week research experiences. A listing of research projects and potential project mentors for Summer 2018 will be available in January (2018).
The following were locations where faculty were interested in collaborating with a local teacher. Each entry also had a description of the proposed research to be completed summer 2017.
This program represents a full time commitment (40 hours/week) and provides financial support ($3,000 each) to participants as well as a supplies budget (up to $500) to translate summer experiences into deliverables during the participant’s academic year instruction. Applications for Summer 2018 will be available January 1st, 2018 and will be due March 15, 2017 (including letters of recommendation).
SC INBRE Research Experience for Teacher (RET) Application
For additional information or for any questions please email Dr. John Kaup or call him at 864.294.3773.