This summer, we will be accepting three REU candidates who will work alongside Iowa State University professors and their teams to gain research experience in the plant, soil, and environmental sciences.
The Office of Biotechnology coordinates with faculty members from all across campus to offer a vast array of research opportunities for teachers in engineering, technology, mathematics, life sciences, chemistry, and many others.
Each partnership aims to build and sustain a community of learners. Participants will frequently interact with other Office of Biotechnology program participants, offering a collaborative experience that will grow teachers’ expertise in a variety of areas.
June 5 – July 26, 2023
Following the summer research experience, undergrads will meet biweekly, virtually, during the subsequent academic year in a mentoring relationship with the REU Program Coordinator.
There will be a full day of virtual learning on Saturdays in November and February, and optional social gatherings throughout the academic year.
A normal week includes:
Products produced at the end of the program:
Future opportunities available:
develop “teacher-scholars” — teachers and prospective teachers who experience scholarship in STEM teaching fields in a setting that emphasizes the interconnections among research, theory, and applications and who develop the mental habits of a scientific thinker
create a research poster based on the lab research
maintain ongoing partnerships between university researchers and pre-service STEM teachers, with common goals
learn through mentoring by master teachers in the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program, as well as program coordinators.
To learn more about Biotechnology Outreach Education Center at Iowa State contact us today!
Office of Biotechnology
1210 Molecular Biology Building
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3260