K–12 Teacher Programs

CHANGE ResearchThe CHANGE Project

The Cancer Health Activism Network for Greater Equity (CHANGE) project is a paid, 6-week research internship for middle and high school teachers that provides teachers with hands-on experience in a bioscience/bioengineering lab on the Rice University campus. Teachers with no prior research experience are encouraged to apply!


NEET Participants in class.NEWT NanoEnvironmental Engineering for Teachers

The NEWT NanoEnvironmental Engineering for Teachers (NEET) course is for AP Environmental Science, Environmental Systems, and Biology/Life Sciences teachers to learn about water sustainability, Engineering Design, and Project-Based Learning. The program takes place at Rice University.


TLIIST participants gathered around table..Inclusive Learning through Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Inclusive Learning through Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (ILEEPS) is a 3-year program for high school Earth Science teachers to further science content knowledge and pedagogical skills of exemplary high school teachers using Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP) to enhance high school STEM teachers' cultural awareness

RET intern presenting research at symposium.NSF Research Experience for Teachers

The NSF Research Experience for Teachers (RET) internships are paid internships for teachers in university research labs and fall lesson-planning workshops. Research topics include nanotechnology, water treatment, and health-related computer science. Participants receive stipends, classroom materials, and presentation training!

RET SymposiumEngineering Research Symposium for Teachers

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.

REMSL ParticipantsConocoPhillips Rice Elementary Model STEM Lab

The ConocoPhillips-Rice Elementary Model STEM Lab (REMSL) is a year-long professional development program for 3rd–5th grade teachers who focus on science, earth/space science, physical science, life science, and math TEKS.

AMP! participants during a Saturday session.ConocoPhillips Rice Applied Mathematics Program

The ConocoPhillips-Rice Applied Mathematics Program (AMP!) is a year-long professional development program that connects 6th Grade Math/Science teachers, 7th Grade Math/Science teachers, 8th Grade Math/Science teachers, and Algebra I/Biology teachers in constructivist learning.

TaLENT participants discussing objectives.Teacher Leader Engineering Network Fellowship

The Teacher Leader Engineering Network (TaLENt) was a one-time 18-month fellowship for teachers of all grade levels who use engineering in their classrooms.

TLIIST participants gathered around table..Texas Leadership Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching

The Texas Leadership Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching (TLIIST) is a 5-year program for K-12 science teachers that serves to further science content knowledge and pedagogical skills of exemplary teachers while transforming them into effective leaders.

Rice STEM Summer Seminar Series LogoRice STEM Summer Seminar Series

This series is designed specifically for 6th–9th grade students, teachers, and parents and guardians. These seminars take place during the summer and cover topics such as overcoming resistance to online learning, current STEM research at Rice, and applying for and paying for college.

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