Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)

This exciting fully online summer program gives K-12 and informal STEM educators from across the country the chance to learn how to incorporate culturally responsive teaching and anti-racist strategies into their STEM lesson plans while learning more about biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics research at the MagLab.

The MagLab is a National Science Foundation funded facility that houses interdisciplinary research with both in-house staff as well as users who are making breakthroughs in STEM. We are currently planning our 2022 summer program so please check back to the website in January 2022.


The application for the 2021 program has closed. The 2022 application will open in January.

This is a competitive program and not all applicants can be accepted. Notifications of your acceptance into the program will be emailed during the week of May 3rd. All participants must be able to participate in the live zoom sessions, so please plan your schedule accordingly in order to fully participate in the program.

RET Class of 2021

Our RET class of 2021 developed science lesson plans that incorporated culturally responsive pedagogy. These educators learned how to connect MagLab science and engineering into their lessons so that they could be more inclusive of all students. This is the first time our educators have developed lesson plans that are now available to others. We encourage you to take these plans as a foundation and tailor them for your students.

Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfWhat Happened in Texas in February of 2021?

Lesson by: Emily Berman

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Culturally Responsive STEM Lesson Plan: pdfProperties of Matter through a Multicultural Lens

Lesson by: Shanna Lillis

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For more information contact Roxanne Hughes, Ph.D.