CIVS announces Second Round of RET Program in Summer 2022

January 31, 2022

After highly successful Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program in 2021, CIVS will once again open its doors to the High School and Community College teachers in the summer of 2022. The second RET Program, sponsored by National Science Foundation through a three-year grant, will take place from June 13th – July 22nd, 2022 at the RET site established at CIVS on the Purdue University Northwest Hammond Campus.

During the planned six-week program, selected High School and Community College teachers will have a chance to work hand-in-hand with CIVS Researchers and students on CIVS and SMSVC projects and participate in ongoing systems engineering and smart manufacturing research using cutting-edge simulation and visualization technologies. Their research will concentrate on real-world issues to increase energy efficiency, optimize production, and improve product quality and safety in industrial workplace settings. The goal is to enhance STEM education and stimulate high school and community college students’ STEM interest through partnership with participant teachers, university mentors and industry engineers using simulation and visualization technologies for innovative industrial solutions and model-based manufacturing.

Teachers interested in participating in RET Program 2022 may obtain all the details through two Zoom Information Sessions hosted by CIVS staff. Sessions will be held on February 9th, 2022 at 3.30p.m. and February 15th, 2022 at 3.30p.m.

For Zoom links for Information Sessions, as well as testimonials from previous participants and all other information about RET Program 2022, please visit

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