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Deadline: CS3 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Application

February 5, 2024 - March 31, 2024
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Columbia Engineering Innovation Hub, 2276 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10027 2nd Floor

The CS3 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program offers a valuable opportunity for K-12 STEM educators to engage in hands-on research within the context of smart streetscapes. This program aligns with CS3's commitment to fostering a deep understanding of technology and engineering concepts among educators. RET participants work closely with CS3 researchers from Columbia University and Lehman College, gaining firsthand experience in cutting-edge projects related to smart streetscapes and urban technology.

In addition to hands-on research experience, the program includes personal and professional development workshops and seminars, focused on culturally inclusive pedagogy in the classroom, as well as community impact driven research. Participants will be engaged in the program for roughly 20 hours a week, from July 15 to August 9, 2024.

Teachers are provided with a stipend to support them over the summer.

Program Goals

  • Receive training in the fundamentals of smart streetscape technology, through real-time, hyper-local streetscape applications built on advancements in edge-cloud technology, wireless-optical engineering, visual analytics, and computer security.
  • Gain background and first-hand experience in the design, methods, and analysis of research associated with engineering.
  • Be provided with the tools, experiences, and ongoing relationships with engineers, sociologists, and fellow STEM educators that will enable them to share with their students the latest developments in smart city technology and inspire their students to learn more about STEM career paths.
  • Learn methods to implement culturally inclusive pedagogy in their classrooms to better serve their students.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be math or science certified.

U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.

Must teach at a public middle or high school located in NYC, strong preference for teachers at Harlem schools.


Contact Information

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