Annual MRL Science Teacher Workshop

As part of the MRL's Research Experience for Teachers program, we hold an annual science teacher workshop on the UCSB campus for local teachers (generally Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties).  This workshop will be held in the MRL on the UCSB Campus. 

Our next workshop will be in April 2025. Please revisit in the future for more details. Free Registration and Parking, light breakfast, lunch and other materials will be provided. On-line registration is open. Registration closes when we reach capacity (or in early April 2025).


Link to 2024 Workshop Resources!






Our 2024 workshop will feature curriculum presentations and activities led by MRL RET teacher-interns Kevin Valdez (Teaching Light through Holography), Lauren Smith (Investigating Native California Wildflowers to Understand Evolution), Lindsey Agnew (Sustainable Plastic Design Challenge), Melissa Moore (Soft Materials: Investigating Alginate Polymer Molecular-Level Structure in the Classroom) and Steven Addison (Unleashing Hydrogen's Potential in the Classroom through Whiteboard Modeling and Hands On Lessons).

Other outreach presentations by UCSB Materials research scientists to apply towards STEM education include Raphaele Clement, Marley DeweyDaniel Oropeza, Angela Pitenis and Elliot Hawkes research groups, among others! 

Other speakers, demonstrations and details TBA soon, please check back for more!

Free Registration and Parking, light breakfast, lunch and other materials will be provided. On-line registration is open, but attendance is limited. Registration closes when we reach capacity (or on April 12th).



Please consider applying to our summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.

In the MRL RET program, secondary school teachers participate in MRL Laboratory research under the mentorship of graduate, post-doctoral and faculty researchers. Teachers work collaboratively to translate their research experiences into the development of novel projects for science classrooms. A $10,000 stipend is provided for the duration of the 2 summers of the program. Please share this opportunity with your teacher colleagues!

Research Experience for Teachers


For resources from past year's events please see the links below or visit:*

Past Science Teacher Workshops