Pre-College Education 

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

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

Young Scholars Program - APPLY NOW

 

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.

 

The Research Experience and Mentoring Program (REM)

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Review of applications will begin on March 18 and will continue until all spots are filled.

The Research Experience and Mentoring Program (REM) is a unique opportunity for NSBE SEEK mentors that allow participants to work on a research project focused catalysis, separations, or process design during a six-week research program at Purdue University and then serve as a mentor for NSBE’s SEEK program. 

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

Stipend: $6,000 stipend

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 17 - July 26

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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

 

 

 

2018 RET Teachers in the Research LabSummer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) at Purdue University

May 28, 2019 - July 3, 2019

The application window for the 2019 session is now closed

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

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