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Board # 37 : The Research Experience for Teachers Program in Polymers at the University of Akron: Activities, Assessment, and Best Practices

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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4

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Kevin Cavicchi University of Akron

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Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

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John Fellenstein University of Akron

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Abstract

This poster will present the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) site in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron conducted in partnership with the Akron Global Polymer Academy (AGPA). The UA RET program was designed to expose teachers to polymer research and education through individual research projects in participating faculty members’ laboratories and supporting professional development activities on polymer science and engineering. From this experience, the RET participants develop individual lesson plans based on their research activity, which can be implemented in their home classroom. This talk will discuss the structure of the RET site, efforts to develop and assess impactful lesson plans, and lesson learned through the past three years. An overview of the broader outreach program at the AGPA will also be presented.

Cavicchi, K., & Fellenstein, J. (2017, June), Board # 37 : The Research Experience for Teachers Program in Polymers at the University of Akron: Activities, Assessment, and Best Practices Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27840

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