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ArrowResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET)

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this six-week summer residential program for U.S. citizens gives K-12 teachers from across the country the chance to participate in real-world science and cutting-edge magnetic field research. Through weekly seminars, discussion groups, professional development and technology workshops, teachers develop strategies and resources to translate the experience into material for their classrooms.

Each teacher accepted by the program receives a stipend, classroom materials and, if necessary, travel support and housing. Teachers are expected to return to their jobs as leaders in service education, implementing science research in their classrooms.

  • The program is for US citizens only.
  • The program pays a stipend of $3,600.
  • Travel reimbursements of up to $600 are paid to non-local residents.
  • Housing is provided for non-local participants.
  • Participants are required to participate in the entire six weeks of the program.
  • Participants are required to attend all daily and weekly meetings, seminars, field trips and workshops.


Thank you for your interest in the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program. Our application will be available next fall for the following summer program. We look forward to reviewing your application.

The Life of an RET

Read the stories and blogs to learn more the RET Class. View List of 2013 RETs and their research projects


Arranged by year, these archives include information on participants and their final posters on the research they conducted.

I found my experience at the MagLab to be an incredible opportunity at a world-class institution.

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Student Comments

Here’s what one RET alumnus had to say about the program:

“I found my experience at the MagLab to be an incredible opportunity at a world-class institution. In addition to furthering my knowledge of science and the scientific method, I learned how to teach scientific inquiry better to my students, and gained a clarity on my professional future that had been lacking.”
‐ Shawn Cherry, Class of 2008
   Lake Worth, FL

For more information contact Jose Sanchez at or (850) 645-0033.

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