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. See the program flyer here.



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

2018-19 Program Timeline

  • Application Deadline: March 15
  • Acceptance Notification: April 15 or before
  • Summer Research Experience: June 3, 2019 – July 19, 2019 (6 working weeks + 1 week break  July 1-5)
  • School-year Follow-up: Fall 2019-Spring 2020
  • Return Visit and Workshop: December, 2019 and June, 2020 (Dates TBD)


  • Summer research with faculty mentors and graduate students
  • $6,000 stipend plus extra compensation for participation in follow-up visits up to $1,500
  • Classroom material development support and funds
  • Travel support for conferences