USC Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California ACCESS 4 Teachers-RET
The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering
USC ACCESS 4Teachers (2014-2017)
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USC Viterbi National Science Foundation 

Research Experience for Teachers Programs (NSF RET)

2011 - 2017


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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported two consecutive "Research Experience for Teachers" projects at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering to partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District and other neighboring urban school districts to develop an integrated engineering professional development program targeting K-12 educators. The vision of the NSF Research Experience for Teachers is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers and the NSF university research community in order to bring knowledge of engineering and technological innovation into K-12 classrooms. As a leader in cutting-edge engineering education pedagogy and assessment, USC Viterbi has been transforming K-12 STEM teachers and students for decades. 



Professor Gisele Ragusa presented the results of the Societally Relevant Engineering Technologies RET at the American Society for Engineering Education, June, 2014.

Dean Yannis Yortsos announces NSF approval of new Research Experience for Teachers grant at celebration for successful end to USC Viterbi's first grant, April, 2014.