Nanotechnology RET is a year-long internship for Greater Houston Area K-12 teachers with a focus on nanotechnology and leadership. It includes a 6-week internship in one of Rice University's nanotechnology research laboratories to reinforce the understanding and appreciation of science as a process. Participants observe and actively work in innovative research while developing inquiry-based lesson plans that apply R-STEM and Rice research, using digital media and other strategies to bring the laboratory experience to students.
Participants will also give a poster presentation based on their summer research at the Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers, attend fall lesson planning workshops, and teach their inspired research-based lessons at a spring NanoAcademy workshop for their students.
Greater Houston Area teachers of all subjects and grade levels are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to STEM teachers.
Participants are matched to a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher mentor who can help guide their research. Here are just some of the Rice faculty that will potentially host participants in their labs!
The application for Nano RET has closed. All applicants will receive an email update regarding their status by April 5th.
|June 5 - July 19, 2019|
The summer portion of Nano RET includes:
|Fall 2019 - Spring 2020|
The fall & spring portions of Nano RET include:
The expectations of Nano RET interns include, but are not limited to:
For completing all program requirements, interns will receive:
Applicants will be notified of their status by March 29th. Space is very limited, therefore, completing the application process and being selected for an interview does NOT guarantee placement in the program.
Greater Houston Area Teachers of all grade levels and subjects are welcome to apply, but STEM teachers will receive priority consideration. Once final candidates have been selected, all other interviewed applicants may be placed on a wait list.
Housing is available on campus for a fee, which can be subtracted from the internship stipend - please indicate interest in on-campus housing in your application.
Applicants will be required to submit:
If you are unable to upload these documents to your application, you can:
If you have any questions about Nano RET, you can contact the program lead.
713-348-3197 | email@example.com
*Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.