Research Experiences for High School Students & Teachers

AMRI recently hosted has hosted many high school students, high school teachers, and undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Outreach Research Program in Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Their summer research efforts culminate in a research poster exhibit that occurs at the end of the summer program. AMRI has received funding to support this summer research program from the National Science Foundation and the LA Board of Regents.

The University of New Orleans (UNO) has sponsored the AMRI Outreach Summer Research Program for High School Students and Teachers since 2002. The program began as part of a National Science Foundation EPSCoR project cosponsored by the Louisiana Board of Regents and continues through funding from the Board of Regents, the National Science Foundation, AMRI, the University of New Orleans, and the Academy of Applied Science/Army Research Office. High school students and teachers participate in research projects within the areas of synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles and their composites and assemblies. Participants also attend scientific and professional development seminars, asession on research ethics, and participate in field trips to local industrial and related sites and in organized social activities.

Representative Research Projects

We gratefully acknowledge the support for the AMRI Outreach Summer Research Program for High School Students and Teachers from the Louisiana Board of Regents (LBoR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), through LBoR (LASiIGMA) Award # NSF(2010-15)-RII-UNO and NSF Awards NSF-DMR #1004869 and NSF-DMR-#1262904.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2017

Resources for Students


Resources for Teachers

  • Research Experiences for High School Teachers (RET) Application Instructions and Details
  • Required Tax Forms