Accepting Applications for the Summer 2020 Research Experience for Teachers Program

The NSF COSMOS-NewLAW Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is an intense summer program for teachers who learn how to master the most advanced techniques in wireless technology with help from researchers at Columbia University and NYU. The teachers work at the MetroTech Center Campus at NYU, designing web-based lab experiments that illustrate the theory and practice of wireless networking. Since Fall of 2018, participating teachers have incorporated the science, math, and computer science lab experiments developed through this program within their classrooms, giving students hands-on experience with the next wave of mobile technology.

Applications for the Summer 2020 COSMOS-NewLAW RET Program are now OPEN. Applications are due May 1, 2020. 

2020 Summer Program Information

  • Dates: June 29 – August 7, 2020
  • Location: NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Schedule: 9am – 5pm
  • Stipend Amount: $8,000 at program completion
  • Additional: Teachers will receive a COSMOS Education Toolkit and CTLE credit
  • Applications Due: May 1, 2020 (rolling admissions afterwards)

Goals of the Summer RET Program

Over the period of six weeks, the teachers will:

  1. Carry out cutting edge educational research in the field of wireless networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, collaborating with a faculty mentor.
  2. Collaborate with graduate students in the research laboratory of the faculty (aka principal investigator, PI).
  3. Collaborate with other teachers in the program.
  4. Collaborate in building a library of web-based, experiential lessons, which they will use in their classroom in the upcoming year.

Teacher Eligibility

  • Teachers MUST be math or science certified.
  • Teachers must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Must teach at a public middle or high school located in a NYC borough.
  • Must have at least three years of full-time teaching experience in science, math, or pre-engineering disciplines.
  • Must receive endorsement by school administration.

Teachers must also be responsible for the following:

  • Attend all program activities
  • Complete assigned research and curriculum project, final presentation and report
  • Participate in academic year activities, such as presentations, meetings, and conferences
  • Implement a COSMOS lesson within classroom with students during academic year
  • Submit program assessment

Application Requirements