Research Experience for Teachers in Innovative Transportation Systems (apply by Jan 5)

Apply now to participate in a 6-week intensive professional development opportunity for STEM/CTE secondary teachers and community college faculty.

The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Site on Innovative Transportation Systems will be hosted by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University beginning July 2018. The six-week program provides an opportunity for 12 middle and high school STEM or CTE teachers as well as community college faculty to conduct research and to develop new teaching tools and materials. RET participants will work on research teams, participate in curriculum development workshops, and implement new teaching materials during a parallel summer program for high school students. Follow-up activities will include industry engagement and curriculum assessment activities. The overarching theme of the program will be on developing solutions to real world challenges through innovation.

Program Dates: July 2, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Benefits: Participants will receive:
• – $6,000 stipend
• – Reimbursement for travel to MSU-Bozeman up to $700
• – Housing and meal stipend
• – Up to $1,500 for lab materials or other supplies to develop classroom materials or experiments.

Eligibility: Community college faculty in engineering, construction, computer science, IT, or other STEM programs, and STEM or CTE secondary school teachers working in Montana or Nebraska are invited to apply. Teachers serving rural and tribal communities are strongly encouraged to apply.