Teacher Research Training (TRT) Program

Teacher Research Training Symposium Poster Session

Teacher Research Training (TRT) Program

Inspired Learning through Scientific Inquiry

Research experience programs are effective ways for teachers to enhance their own skills and training in STEM fields. By conducting research in authentic team settings teachers gain understanding on modern culture and practice within academic research, and themselves are positioned to prepare their students with research as a pedagogical tool to enhance learning and outcomes. Through NH BioMade Teacher Research Training opportunities, teachers learn how to teach research skills to their middle and high school students. Participants of summer Teacher Research Training are placed in engineering labs where they experience research training on NH BioMade research projects focused on biotechnology and advanced manufacturing. Skills include using analytical instruments, designing materials testing, analyzing data, and reporting findings.

NH biomade teacher Research Training

NH BioMade is a National Science Foundation grant administered by the office of NH EPSCoR at the University of New Hampshire. NH BioMade offers authentic research experience opportunities for teachers located throughout NH at partner engineering institutions: Dartmouth College, Keene State College, University of New Hampshire - Durham and University of New Hampshire - Manchester. Teachers gain current, relevant academic experience within the field of engineering research. The experience enhances your own science teaching pedagogy and practice to support middle school and high school students' STEM learning. In addition to conducting research, teachers join a Professional Learning Community of STEM educators in the program with mentorship and support from the NH BioMade during the summer and the following Academic Year. Regular meetings (in-person and via ZOOM) provide support and guidance on the road toward enriching their own curriculum through engineering research.

  • Eligibility - NH Certified Middle School and Secondary Science Teachers
  • Summer 2023 - up to 10 weeks
  • Monetary stipend ($800/wk)
  • Options provided for dormitory room and board are available.