RET Developed Experiments
RET participants learn about grand challenges in industry, perform lab research on industry-relevant problems, and visit industrial sites. This emphasis on industrial activity and research allows teachers to design labs and activities with fresh application to careers in chemistry and biochemistry, inspiring their students to pursue further education and careers in the industry.
Russ Blair, Crimson Cliffs High
School, Washington, UT
BYU Faculty Mentor: Roger Harrison
Project: Synthesis and characterization of zinc oxide nanoparticles
Years of Participation: 2018
Robert Adamson, Lone Peak High School, Pleasant Grove, UT
BYU Faculty Mentor: J.C. Price
Project: Quantification of protein turnover rates by mass spectrometry
Years of Participation: 2018 and 2019
Clark Andersen, Orion Junior High School, Harrisville, UT
BYU Faculty Mentors: Brian Woodfield, Dr. James Patterson
Projects: 1) Measuring heat capacities of Li-Al clays at ultra-low temperature and 2) use of non-linear optics to study aging and mechanical deformation in an elastomeric material
Years of Participation: 2019 and 2020
RET Translation to K-12 Experiments and Activities
RET participants write a classroom lesson plan based on their research project and aligned with the Utah SEEd Standards.
Below are links for new experiments. Please email Professor Rebecca Sansom for additional details (email@example.com).