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Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Experiences for Teacher Advancement In Nanotechnology (RETAIN) is a six week (June 12-July 21, 2017) program that provides a unique opportunity for high-school teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI and its impact on STEM education. This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines.

About the Program


  • The program is for US citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Teacher can receive up to $8,000 via stipend, tuition, supplies, and travel.
    • The program pays a stipend of $4,000.
    • Travel reimbursements of up to $1,000 will be covered to attend and present at a national conference.
    • Up to $1,000 to purchase materials/supplies to assist teachers in transferring the research experience to their classrooms.
    • Earn six graduate-credit hour in Engineering & Technology and Education (approx. $2,000 for tuition will be covered by the program).
  • Participants are required to attend entire six weeks, all weekly meetings, seminars, field trips, and workshops.

RETAIN is an immersive program for high school STEM teachers that provides:

  • Research experience and knowledge of careers in nanotechnology.
  • Hands-on laboratory experiences in inquiry-based science.
  • Participant-designed teaching modules.
  • Connection to a professional network of other teachers, professors, and scientists.
  • Professional development and graduate credits.

Program Dates


  • June 12 - July 21, 2017

Apply Now:


To apply please complete the online Application Form (click here) and upload (1) Résumé and (2) A letter of recommendation from one of your references.

If you are having difficulties in online submission, please download and fill out this PDF Application Form (click here). Send you application including your Résumé and a letter of recommendation from one of your references via email (indi@iupui.edu) or fax (317-278-3602).

Program Flyer


For PDF of the Program Flyer (click here)


For More Information Contact:
Dr. Mangilal Agarwal
Email: indi@iupui.edu
Phone: (317) 274-2877

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