Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) at Boston University (BU), places science teachers in research laboratories through out BU's Photonics Center. Professor Bishop is the Primary Investigator (PI) of the Solid State Research Laboratory and has welcomed teachers from the program into his lab. The team of researchers at the Solid State Research Laboratory at Boston University include the PI, Professor David Bishop, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Matthias Imboden, Research Engineer, Jackson Chang, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. These researchers are designing Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS devices) that can write even smaller, nano-sized, structures by doing 3-Dimensional printing at the scale of atoms! Do you see the nano-sized donut printed above? This site is intended for science and tech ed. teachers to use the classroom activities and make current scientific research accessible to students in the classroom setting.
All of the documents on this website were made by middle school teacher, Ashley Lagas of Robert H. Adams Middle School in Holliston, MA, who participated in Boston University's Biophotonics Research Experiences for Teachers. The work was supported by the National Science Foundation Award #NSF EEC-1009808.