Due to the uncertainty regarding the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 RET Program, originally scheduled for June 29 – August 7, 2020,  has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for summer 2021. 

Applicants from STEM high-schools and community colleges in the Greater Erie Area (covering counties in PA, NY, OH) are welcome to apply for the six-week program which offers a substantial stipend and will run from Monday, June 22, through Friday, August 7, only on weekdays. On-campus housing will also be provided if needed.

To find more information about the program, check the RET Program Flyer HERE

To apply, please fill in the application form below. In addition to the application form, the following must also be submitted: (1) A current resume, (2) A sample of a STEM lesson you have designed and implemented in your classroom.


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RET Application Form

RET Application Form

Application for Participation in the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Program at Penn State Behrend Manufacturing Simulation and Automation.

Personal Information

School/College Information

Teaching and Research Interests

Please list degrees earned and any other relevant training received including prior RET experience.


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The RET Project requests participation in an Annual Tracking Survey for 3 years after participation. A signature below indicates your agreement to participate.I understand this RET project involves participating in research and curriculum development activities for six weeks (June 24 –August 9, excluding the week of July 4th) in the summer of 2019. By signing digitally below, I am committing to working full time on the research and curriculum development and attending all workshops, industry visits, and presentations.

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