The Notre Dame Physics RET program has been in operation for the past 17 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 2017, research opportunities are available in the following areas: CMS Upgrade, Astrophysics, Digital Visualization Theater (DVT), Project GRAND, Cosmic Ray Detectors, Biocomplexity and the CMS data analysis.
Further information. The application deadline for the Physics RET program is March 15. This year's program will run, tentatively, from June 12 to August 4. Teachers can choose to do research for a period of 4 to 8 weeks and are provided a stipend. Graduate credit is available at no charge. There is limited housing available for teachers in the dorms at Notre Dame.