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Want to jumpstart your teaching skills with a research experience? 

Then join ECO-WATER, a 'Research Experiences for Teachers' (RET) program at the University of Kansas. This exciting summer program engages high school science teachers in authentic engineering research at the University of Kansas. We invite talented teachers from diverse backgrounds to participate in this 6-week immersive experience. Educators of all science subjects are welcome to apply.

ECO-WATER stands for: Exploring Career Opportunities through Water-Themed Engineering Research.  It builds on our previous RET program, which was called “Shaping Inquiry from Feedstock to Tailpipe,” or SHIFT.  These programs are funded by the National Science Foundation

For the past 12 years, our RET programs have immersed dozens of high school science teachers in empowering learning and research experiences. Each participant receives a stipend and other benefits, such as new lessons and supplies to take back to the classroom. 

Now accepting applications for summer 2019! 

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What are other teachers saying about the program?

In the YouTube video below, see Kacey Ford discuss the RET program with Great Bend, Kansas, Superintendent Brad Reed.


CEBC Calendar

July 10, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., CEBC Seminar Room (bldg. B room 104)
Topic: Chemical Reactivity and Storage
Presenter: Anoop Uchagawkar, CEBC graduate student
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

July 12, Friday - Research Poster Symposium for the RET:ECO-WATER Program
10:30 a.m., LEEP2 Atrium, 1st Floor (1520 W. 15th St.)
RET participants will present their projects; all CEBC researchers are invited to attend

July 24, Wednesday - Formal Oral Presentations by Participants in the REU IDEA Incubator Program
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., LEEP2 Room 2420 (1520 W. 15th St.)
REU participants will present their projects; all CEBC researchers are invited to attend

July 26, Friday - Research Poster Symposium for the REU IDEA Incubator Program
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Burge Union, Forum CD (1565 Irving Hill Rd.)
REU participants will present their projects; all CEBC researchers are invited to attend

 

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