What is RET?
This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site on Robotics Engineering for Better Life and Sustainable Future continues a previous successful RET program, RET Site on Bio-Inspired Technology and Systems (BITS), at Michigan State University. The renewed site will continue to develop a strong partnership between MSU and schools in the greater Lansing-Detroit-Grand Rapids area on advancing pre-college science and engineering education by training a cadre of leaders of middle and high school teachers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The program will recruit teachers from schools in Mid- and Southeast Michigan with a focus on those serving socioeconomically challenged populations and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering.
What are the goals of RET?
- To train High School and Middle School STEM teachers in developing student confidence and skills to succeed in a global market.
- To form a strong partnership between MSU, NSF ERC for WIMS, school districts, and industry on advanced pre-college science and engineering education.
- To develop and implement innovative curriculum by translating cutting-edge curriculum education from the University into classrooms.