RET Site: Collaborative Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Experiences for Teachers (CoMET) 

Our RET site program at UCF will expose middle school to high school science and math teachers to various aspects of IoT technologies from design to manufacturing in an effort for them to experience the complete lifecycle of hardware and software, i.e., building blocks of IoT.  The teacher participants will gain a new insight into this cutting-edge engineering research through the application of scientific knowledge, hands-on experiments, and development of their teaching modules, which will enrich their classroom teaching.

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Eligibility

  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Teachers whose schools are within commuting distance to UCF main campus

2017-18 Program Timeline

  • Application Deadline: March 15
  • Acceptance Notification: April 15 or before
  • Summer Research Experience: June 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017 (8 Weeks)
  • School-year Follow-up: Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • Return Visit and Workshop: December, 2017 and June, 2018 (Dates TBD)

Benefits

  • Summer research with faculty mentors and graduate students
  • $8,000 stipend plus extra compensation for participation in follow-up visits up to $1,500
  • Classroom material development support and funds
  • Travel support for conferences

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The support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation RET program under Award No. 1611019.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions and recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.