MRL Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

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INQUIRIES ABOUT THIS PROGRAM? PLEASE CONTACT Frank Kinnaman.  An Education Project at the Materials Research Laboratory Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Program for

K12 Teacher

Experience Type

Teacher Professional Development
Research Experiences


Long-term experience


Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)

Secondary school teachers participate in laboratory research, under the mentorship of graduate, post-doctoral and faculty researchers. During their second summer in the program, teachers work collaboratively to translate their research experiences into curriculum resources. All of the curriculum projects are archived on our website in a database.