Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

This exciting summer program gives K-12 teachers from across the country the chance to participate in real-world science and cutting-edge magnetic field research.

Dear RET applicant,

Due to the Covid19 virus we are cancelling our summer 2020 program. We do not want to create unnecessary travel and add more people to our spaces. We will send an email to all applicants. Please visit this webpage again in January of 2021 for more information.


Funded by the National Science Foundation, this six-week residential program for U.S. citizens gives teachers from across the country the chance to participate in real-world science with MagLab scientists. Through weekly seminars, discussion groups, professional development and technology workshops, teachers develop strategies and resources to translate their research into material for their classrooms.

Mentorship is defined as professional, working alliance in which individuals work together over time to support the personal and professional growth, development, and success of the relational partners through the provision of career and psychosocial support.

Each teacher accepted by the program receives a stipend, and, if necessary, travel support (for your initial arrival to Tallahassee and for your return home, no other travel is supported) and housing. We are looking for highly motivated teachers who plan to take the lessons that they learn in the lab related to authentic scientific research and translate that into lessons for their classrooms.


Due to Covid19, we have cancelled this program for the summer of 2020. Please revisit this page in January of 2021 for more information regarding the 2021 summer. Applicants will need to submit a new application for next year.

For more information contact Roxanne Hughes.