Dr. Yury Gogotsi Receives Renewal for RET-Nano

Published on Monday August 13, 2007

Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI) and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has received a renewal for his National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers grant in Nanotechnology (RET-Nano).

This grant will renew a successful collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania.  The RET-Nano program will fund 18 teachers from regional high schools and community colleges for six-week summer research experiences each year.  With help from faculty and graduate student advisors and program staff, RET participants will design web sites, technical posters, and classroom activities based on their research topics. 

Nanotechnology spans a wide variety of traditional science and engineering disciplines, making it possible to be integrated into high school science and mathematics classes.  This program will expose hundreds of prospective students to the outstanding work done in the College of Engineering. Holly Burnside, DNI Program Coordinator, and Joanne Ferroni, Director of Outreach and Development, have contributed to the management of the RET programs and to the preparation of this proposal.  The budget for this three-year project is $500,000.

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