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UTPA Research Experiences for Teachers in Emerging and Novel Engineering Technologies (RET-ENET)

Application Forms & RET Teacher Selection
Applications for the 2014 RET-ENET Summer Program are now being accepted. Application form can be dowloaded below. Application Deadline: April 21, 2014 or until all positions are filled.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Application form - Sign the application and obtain signature from Principal.
  • Complete the essay as indicated in the Application Form.
  • Email your application to benghalia@utpa.edu or send it via postal mail to the address shown on the application form.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must have:

  • An appointment as a 6-12 grade science, math or technology teacher in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Previous involvement in professional development activities.
  • A personal statement explaining why they are interested in the program and how their participation will help achieve the goals of the RET-ENET program (see application form for details).
  • Demonstrated efforts in introducing hands-on activities and/or innovative teaching strategies in their classrooms.
  • An interest in integrating technology and hands-on activities in the classroom.

No prior research experience is required.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The higher-ranked applicants will be asked to submit one of their lesson plans that demonstrate efforts in introducing hands-on activities and/or innovative teaching strategies in their classrooms.

Application Form