Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program

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Program Dates: June 16 - August 1, 2014 (UPDATED)

This program will engage science teachers within commuting distance in an intensive 7-week experience of real-world nanotechnology research and curriculum development at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus. No prior scientific research experience is necessary. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We welcome both pre-service and in-service teachers. Read more...

Mentor Evan Lobisser and high school teacher John Gomm enjoy working in the UCSB nanofabrication facililty for the RET program.

New! A lending library of nanotechnology labs, activities, demonstrations, products, books, and DVDs are available here. Browse to get a sense of what we offer and order now!


New! Use a scanning electron microscope (SEM) remotely in your classroom to solve a mystery, or to learn about size and scale! This can be done as a hands-on activity. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Read more...


Nanotechnology activities for the classroom are linked to the California Science Education Standards. Read more...



Teacher Resources:  Please click here to browse teacher resources.

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Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.