The Notre Dame Physics RET program has been in operation for the past 14 years. It uses the QuarkNet infrastructure already in place at Notre Dame to recruit teachers and provide meaningful research projects for RET participants.
Educational outreach at the QuarkNet Center at the University of Notre Dame, introduces high school teachers to current research in the areas of particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics through hands-on research guided by Notre Dame physicists.
Teachers’ research activities are supplemented by weekly lunch-time physics seminars. Additionally, teachers meet weekly during the academic year, although this is optional.
For summer, 2013, research opportunities are available in the following areas: CMS Upgrade, Astrophysics, DVT, Project GRAND, Cosmic Ray Detectors, Biocomplexity and the CMS e-Lab.
Further information. The application deadline for the Physics RET program is March 15. The program runs for eight weeks from June 10 to August 2. Teachers can choose to do research for a period of 4 to 8 weeks. Teacher stipends are $800 per week for up to 8 weeks and pro-rated for shorter periods. Graduate credit is available at no charge. There is limited housing available for teachers in the dorms at Notre Dame. For further information please contact QuarkNet Administrator, Anne Zakas – email@example.com