Research to Inspire Science and Engineering (RISE)
Engineering RETE Research Experience: June 24-August 16
The UNH Research Experience for Teachers is a seven-week research experience working in collaboration with a UNH engineering faculty mentor.
EPSCoR RET/REU Research Experience: June 24-August 16
The EPSCoR Research Experience for Teachers and Undergraduates is a seven-week research experience focusing on Ecosystems Studies, offered in collaboration with NSF EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).
The goals of this program are to strengthen STEM learning and motivation and to promote engineering by:
- Providing pre- and in-service middle school, high school, and community college teacher-leaders with an intensive summer research experience in an engineering field.
- Creating a community of educators, including teacher-leaders, faculty members, and university students, with research experience and teaching knowledge to assist one another as they develop and implement inquiry-based engineering activities.
- Providing access to equipment and materials for inquiry-based learning modules through the established UNH Advancing Science Program throughout northern New England.
The UNH-based Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering (RETE), offered to teachers throughout northern New England, is supported by the National Science Foundation's Research to Inspire Students in Engineering (RISE) program.
In the UNH RETE program, ten in-service and five pre-service teachers participate in a seven-week experience (1 week of orientation, 5 weeks of intensive research experience, and 1 week of curriculum development with a UNH engineering faculty mentor and their research team). Teachers participate in selected research groups. They develop independent research projects guided by the faculty mentors and graduate students in the laboratories. The summer experience includes a twice-a-week brown bag lunch series with teacher-leaders to presenting their work. School year follow-up to support the integration of the summer research experience and inquiry-based activities within the curriculum will also be provided, both in person and through an electronic discussion board.
The RISE program is funded by the Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering sponsored by the National Science Foundations (NSF #EEC1132648)