Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program at Northeastern University is a six-week summer research experience for middle and high school mathematics and science teachers and Community College STEM faculty. Participants work in research laboratories affiliated with the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering. Supporting professional development is led by program alumni and partner faculty affiliated with the Center for STEM Education. Teachers then develop a lesson whose topic is based on the research they committed. Previous year’s lesson plans can be found here.

Funding for the RET program has been provided by federal and private sources, including the National Science Foundation. Due to funding limitations, we anticipate a limited number of RET opportunities being available during the summer of 2016. Please feel free to contact Claire Duggan ( directly for more details and info on applying.

The program will run from Late June – Late July, 2016 (concurrent with the Young Scholars Program).

Most recent NSF RET grant: #0742924 RET-PLUS (Partners Linking Urban Schools)

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(617) 373-8380

Physical Address:
110 Forsyth Street
Room 153 Snell Engineering
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Mailing Address:
Center for STEM Education
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Northeastern University
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Boston, Massachusetts 02115