The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering program at WPI is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and supports authentic summer research experiences for K-12 educators to foster long-term collaborations between WPI, school districts, and industry partners. K-12 educators will enhance their scientific disciplinary knowledge in engineering and translate their research experiences into classroom activities and curricula to broaden their students’ awareness of and participation in computing and engineering pathways.

The research experiences focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for an integrated approach of learning and doing science, math, and engineering through real-world problems that focus on people and the planet.