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.

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 the experience into material for their classrooms.

Each teacher accepted by the program receives a stipend, classroom materials and, if necessary, travel support and housing. Teachers are expected to return to their jobs as leaders in service education, implementing science research in their classrooms.

Program Highlights

  • The program is for US citizens only.
  • The program pays a stipend of $3,600.
  • Travel reimbursements of up to $600 are paid to non-local residents.
  • Housing is provided for non-local participants.
  • Participants are required to participate in the entire six weeks of the program.
  • Participants are required to attend all daily and weekly meetings, seminars, field trips and workshops.


Please use the following link to apply for the 2019 Summer RET program. The program dates for the Summer 2019 RET program are June 17th – July 26th, 2019. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Application process end March 22nd. Teachers accepted to the program will be notified by April 12th.

For more information contact Jose Sanchez at or (850) 645-0033.