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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! 


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

June 12, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting
9:00 a.m., CEBC Seminar Room (bldg. B room 104)
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa

June 12, Wednesday - Green Chemistry Workshop
Julian Silverman, presenter
10:00 a.m., CEBC Seminar Room (bldg. B room 104)
For REU and RET participants; all CEBC researchers are welcome to attend


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