CISTAR Summer RET 2021

Through the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR), the University of Notre Dame will host two high school teachers in the virtual Research Experience for Teachers (RET) this summer from June 14 - July 16, 2021. Teachers will receive a stipend of $4,500 plus funding for the implementation of lessons developed during the summer program. Teachers will be paired with a Notre Dame research lab, which is part of CISTAR, and will participate in at-home research, supplemented by a mix of synchronous and asynchronous online seminars on various technical and professional topics. Descriptions of the research projects are provided in the application.

Teachers in the Notre Dame area who teach engineering, technology, science, and/or math are encouraged to apply. Those interested should submit an online application at the link below, along with a copy of their resume and a letter of support from their school’s administration.

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The Notre Dame RET will be administered by ND Energy. If you have questions about the application or selection process, please contact the program coordinator, Anne Pillai at

For more information, view the 2021 RET Flyer