Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

To apply, download and complete the following application. Email the completed application to by January 31, 2019


2019 Dates: 15 May – 23 July

Beginning and ending dates may be flexible for RET participants


Overview: This RET site will provide you with the opportunity to spend 10 weeks performing research in a state-of-the-art chemistry or biochemistry lab of your choice. The dates for your participation are somewhat flexible depending on your school and district work schedule, but should occur during the summer and be consecutive.


Your research project will address a challenge related to the chemistry and biochemistry industries. Descriptions of the projects in individual research labs can be found above on the Research Labs tab. In addition to your lab research, you will spend about 15-20% of your time translating your research into an experiment you can use in your classroom.


Goals of the RET program:

Program requirements:

You will receive:


Honor Code: All teachers are welcome at BYU. You are required to commit to living the honor code during your time here. The honor code provides an extremely safe and enjoyable atmosphere. More information can be found at


Please Contact the Program Director with Questions:

Professor Rebecca Sansom (