Pre-College Education 

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

Research Experiences for Teachers - Research Experience & Mentoring (RET-REM)

Young Scholars Program 

CISTAR pre-college engineering experiences will be aligned with the NGSS engineering standards and informed by current research on pre-college engineering education. Activities will include Research Experiences for Teachers, a Young Scholar Summer Research program for students, and Purdue ZipTrips virtual field trips.

Summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) at Purdue University

May 28, 2019 - July 3, 2019

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2018 RET Teachers in the Research Lab

This eight-week session takes place at Purdue University and focuses on teachers’ development as researchers. Participants will collaborate with peers to discuss approaches for integrating research experiences in HS curricula that aligns with science standards and receive support from CISTAR mentors as lesson materials are implemented through their next school year. 

PROGRAM LENGTH: Eight-week session

ELIGIBILITY: Engineering, technology, science, and math teachers are eligible to apply. 

STIPEND: $6,000 stipend plus $2,000 for implementing, assessing and disseminating lesson materials.  

APPLICATION MATERIALS: 

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Essay describing why you are interested in participating in the CISTAR RET program and how might use what you learn from the program in your classroom next year,
  • Letter of support from your Principal or other Senior Administrator 

 

The Research Experience and Mentoring Program (REM)

The Research Experience and Mentoring Program (REM) is a unique opportunity for NSBE SEEK mentors that allow mentors to also participate in relevant research focused catalysis, separations, and process design research while serving as a mentor-educator in a six-week research program at Purdue University. 

Program dates for REM-RET: May 28 - July 3

Application Period: December 1, 2018 - February 15, 2019 

Stipend: $6,000 stipend plus $2,000 for implementing, assessing and disseminating lesson materials.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: 

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Essay describing why you are interested in participating in the CISTAR RET program and how might use what you learn from the program in your classroom next year,
  • Letter of support from your Principal or other Senior Administrator 

 

 

CISTAR Young Scholars Program 

June 3, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Engage in full-time research and educational activities at one of the five CISTAR partner universities. The Young Scholars program provides participants with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge energy research and career options in chemical engineering. Participants will also have access to lectures about ethics, communications, laboratory safety and other relevant topics. 

Requirements

To be considered, you must first fill out an online application. Additionally, individuals must: 

• Be a high school student. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

• Attend all required lectures, seminars, focus groups, tours, class sessions and workshops.

• Commit to full program participation. You may not enroll in classes or hold other jobs during the day. Participants will not receive academic credit.

• Live locally or find your own housing and find transportation to one of the five CISTAR institutions: Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of New Mexico, University of Notre Dame, or University of Texas at Austin.

Stipend: $2,000 

 

For more information, please contact Assistant Director for Education Maeve Drummond, maeve@purdue.edu, 765-494-2254