What is RET?

RET Group

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.

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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.

RET Teacher working in the lab

NSF LogoThis NSF RET Site on Robotics Engineering for Better Life and Sustainable Future is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1300794.