In the MRL RET program secondary school teachers participate in laboratory research under the mentorship of MRL graduate, post-doctoral and faculty researchers. Teachers work collaboratively to translate their research experiences into the development of new investigative lab projects for science classrooms. The total teacher stipend over the course of the program equals $10,000.
Information on our current teacher-intern projects is below!
For 2019 program information including an approximate timeline and stipend information please see the "Summer 2019 RET info" pdf to the right. Applications are accepted year round. Primary consideration for applications before March 18th. This program does not provide housing, so we are limited to applications from local teachers.
For the first summer of the MRL RET program (RET1), teachers are placed as interns in research groups for 6 weeks. For the second summer of participation (RET2), teachers work for 4 weeks developing a science curriculum for publication and presentation to their colleagues. The goal of these investigative units will be to encourage students to collect scientific data, make responsible conclusions about their meaning and communicate their findings to other students.
The investigative teaching resources developed by the teachers will be presented at annual workshops for science teachers throughout the Santa Barbara County area. The next workshop will be in March 2019.
INQUIRIES ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? PLEASE CONTACT Frank Kinnaman.