Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)


We are pleased to announce opportunities for local teachers of science, math and technology to work with research scientists and engineers at Harvard University. Through our 6–8 week joint Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, teachers participate in educational and technical research as part of a scientific research community. Participants will have the benefit of significant collaboration with the science education community within the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. See the Program Details page to view the research focus areas of these groups. 

The RET program is designed to build bridges between K12 education and research in nanoscale, bio, and materials science & engineering; involve educators in the research community; enhance the quality of pre-college education; and result in the production of classroom-tested instructional materials.

No prior scientific research experience is necessary. We welcome both pre-service and in-service teachers. We are eager to support you in your professional development goals.

Please note we are not currently accepting applications at this time.