• Regular teaching appointment at the middle or high school level in a school located in New York City (all five boroughs).
  • Three years of full-time teaching experience in STEM disciplines.
  • Endorsement by the school principal.


  • Six weeks: July 8, 2019—August 16, 2019
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 A.M.—5:00 P.M., on NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 6 MetroTech campus


Project participants who successfully complete all requirements (including submission of final project report; academic year follow-up—attend the RET Day @ NYU in fall, participate in two Research Seminars/semester, and mentor student teams at their schools to participate in an annual Inno/Vention student idea competition at NYU; and assessment activities), will receive a stipend of $7,500. Income tax obligations are the responsibility of the teachers.


To receive a full stipend, participants are required to:

  • Attend all training, research, and presentation activities.
  • Complete assigned engineering research, oral presentation, comprehensive research report, and project web page.
  • Participate in academic year follow-up activities.
  • Conduct assessment of project impact in their classrooms and provide the results for reporting to NSF.


Each school must submit a complete application package for its teacher/s. A complete application package consists of the application form, résumé, essay, and reference letters. Applications may be hand delivered, mailed, or e-mailed. Finalists for the 2019 project will be announced on the project web site by  May 10, 2019.

Application Deadline

April 22, 2019 Online: Click here

RET Site Open House:

Information Session on
Updated: February 27, 2019 @4:30pm

Contact Information

Professor Vikram Kapila
Teaching STEM with Robotics
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (646) 997-3161, Fax: (646) 997-3532