RETResearch Experience for Teachers (RET) Program

Seven middle and high school teachers will arrive at Michigan Tech on July 8 for a 6-week research experience for teachers program, an NSF-funded project run out of the Sustainable Futures Institute and directed by David Shonnard (ChE), Robbins Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The focus of the research experience is on forest-based biofuels (Wood-to-Wheels) in three research thrusts.

Teachers will also help develop laboratory exercises and “kits” to take back to their schools and implement in their labs. Other faculty participants on the project include Bradley Baltensperger (CLS) and Kedmon Hungwe (CLS) as well as Shawn Oppliger (CLS), the director of the Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

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