BIORETS: Research Experience for Teachers

BIORETS Research Experience for Teachers

Through the Research Experience for Teachers in Biological Sciences (BIORETs) summer program at Converse University, middle school and high school teachers in South Carolina will have the opportunity to work in the research laboratories. Teachers will gain hands-on lab work experiences working side-by-side with scientists, will participate in professional development workshops, and have the opportunity to mentor high school students who are a part of the research program. Over the summer, teachers are will be mentored to develop at least one lesson plan they can implement in their classrooms during the following school year. Converse science and education faculty will serve as a resource for teachers and students throughout the school year.

We will select 6 teachers from South Carolina to participate in the Summer 2024 BIORETs cohort. All accepted teachers must be science teachers who have a contract to teach during the 2025 school year. Priority will be given to teachers serving in the Spartanburg and Greenville County Public Schools. If you have questions about the program, please email Dr. Neval Ertürk at

Applications for 2024 closed on April 15, 2024.

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Key Dates

  • April 15, 2024: Applications due
  • April 21, 2024: Applicants will be notified of application status.
  • June 17 – July 26, 2024: Research and professional development activities at Converse University