Let’s bring nanotechnology to your classroom 

NEWT is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce through the promotion of innovative K-12 teacher and student engineering programs for communities most in need.  Through our pre-college partnerships, we aim to engage all students in nanotechnology, project-based learning, and water sustainability concepts.

STEM Students NEWT offers two programs for K-12 teachers, the NanoEnvironmental Engineering for Teachers (NEET) course and a Research Experience for Teachers (RET).

The NEWT NanoEnvironmental Engineering for Teachers (NEET) course is for AP Environmental Science, Environmental Systems, and Biology/Life Sciences teachers to learn about water sustainability, Engineering Design, and Project-Based Learning. Participants receive 45 CPE hours, a $600 stipend, and a materials kit! 

Meet our NEET Teachers


The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a 6-week research internship in NEWT labs at Arizona State University, Rice University, and the University of Texas at El Paso.

In collaboration with NEWT, the Rice Office of STEM Engagement offers NEWT RET, a year-long internship with a focus on nanotechnology-enabled water treatment to reinforce the understanding and appreciation of science as a process.


Contact Christina Crawford for more information about STEM programs, internships and classroom resources.