Engineering Research
Symposium for Teachers

RET Presenting their Research Poster

The Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers is an annual symposium open to K-12 teachers, instructional staff, and administrators. The symposium seeks to bridge ongoing research with the K-12 classroom, making STEM research accessible. Current interns taking part in Research Experience for Teachers (RET) present their findings and how their specific projects can be incorporated into the classroom.

The symposium also includes notable guest speakers and workshop sessions to give attendees opportunities to experience K-12 level lessons based on research conducted by RETs during their fellowship.

2024 Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers

The 2024 Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers is open to K-12 teachers, instructional staff, and administrators interested in bringing engineering research concepts into their schools. Participants will hear from guest speakers and learn about current RET research projects. There will also be engineering workshop breakout sessions during the symposium. Participants will be asked to select which workshops they plan to attend at the time of registration.

Save the date for this year's symposium; July 19, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This event has a $20 registration fee to attend.

Dates and Time

July 19, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rice University
BioScience Research Collaborative

6500 Main St, Houston, TX 77030
Houston, TX 77005

This event will take place in person at Rice University.

Tentative Schedule

9:00 a.m. | Welcome & Keynote Speakers
10:00 a.m. | RET Engineering Breakout Session
11:15 a.m. | RET Poster Session
12:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker
1:45 p.m. | Closing and Poster Awards

Guest Speakers
Speaker: TBD
Workshops: TBD

Symposium Administration

If you have any questions about the Engineering Research Symposium for Teachers, you may contact the program leads.

Isaias Cerda
Associate Director for Science Education & English Language Learners
713-348-3197 |

Mariana Quinn
Associate Director for Science Education
713-348-8266 |

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This work was supported by NSF awards #EEC1449500 and #EEC1406885. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Contact Information

Telephone: (713) 348-8211
Fax: (713) 348-3825

Mailing Address

Office of STEM Engagement
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892, MS-7836
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Street Address

IBC Plaza Houston
5615 Kirby Dr., Suite 730
Houston, TX 77005-2445