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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Academics & Research

Grant helps teachers learn more about nanotechnology


The National Science Foundation has awarded a $429,000 grant to the Cullen College of Engineering to fund the “Innovations in Nanotechnology” program. A Research Experience for Teachers initiative aims to educate specially selected middle and high school teachers as they spend the summer months working on nanotechnology research projects with UH engineering professors.

“Such RET programs are designed to address the looming shortfall of science and engineering talent in the United States,” said Debra Rodrigues, an assistant professor of civil engineering and the grant’s co-principal investigator, in a press release.

“We bring teachers here to show them what we do and experience what engineering is like so they can pass that information and that enthusiasm on to their students.”

Twelve teachers will work in the program each summer for the next three years.

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