K–12 Teacher Programs

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, UTEP, and ASU.

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.

CSTaR participantsComputer Science Teaching at Rice University

Computer Science Teaching at Rice (CSTaR) is a 3-day summer program for teachers of all subjects and grade levels who are interested in implementing computer science in their classrooms. The program introduces coding concepts and processes.

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. All three series will take place during July and cover topics such as overcoming resistance to online learning, current STEM research at Rice, and applying and paying for college.

Participants working on an inquiry-based activity.Inquiry Institute

Inquiry Institute is a 4-day professional development workshop on the theory and practice of inquiry-based education for K–12 teachers and instructional coaches/specialists of all subjects and grade levels. Participants examine different ways of teaching hands-on content and consider ways to include inquiry in their own classrooms.

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.

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