Reinvigorating Energy Teaching via Research Experiences for Teachers (RET via RET)

Established 2021

Energy, Industry Tours, Engineering, NGSS, Curriculum


The RET via RET project involves a 6-week summer experience for high school science teachers from the metropolitan Louisville area. Teacher participants engage with engineering faculty from the JB Speed School of Engineering in authentic energy research, in addition to a multitude of professional development in engineering design & thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Brian S. Robinson
Project PI
Associate Professor
J.B. Speed School of Engineering,
Department of Engineering Fundamentals
Justin McFadden
Project Co-PI
Associate Professor
College of Education & Human Development


Host Institutions

Partnering Institutions

Funding Institution

University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering and College of Education and Human Development LG &E KU

Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology

National Science Founation

Total number of teacher particpants thus far


Participants engage in a 6-week summer experience


Energy-based industry tours per summer experience

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RET via RET Year 1

Project Overview

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RET via RET Year 2 Energy Research