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).

NEWT NanoEnvironmental Engineering for Teachers (NEET)

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!

Applications Deadline for 2021: The application closes on November 29, 2020—agreement forms are due by this day. All applicants will receive an email update regarding their status by December 4, 2020.

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Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a year-long program for teachers in the Houston, TX; El Paso, TX; and Phoenix, AZ areas. The program includes a 6-week internship in a nanotechnology research laboratory focused on water treatment. Selected participants will work in laboratories doing research on water treatment at Rice University, The University of Texas at El Paso, or Arizona State University, depending on their area. The internship includes a 7-week internship in one of these labs, lesson planning, and travel to Houston, TX to present at a symposium.


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Interested in educator professional development and other resources?

Contact: Christina Crawford, M.S.Ed.
Associate Director for Science & Engineering
713-348-4761 | cc45@rice.edu