An intensive, independent research experience for Front Range high school STEM teachers in bioengineering, bioimaging, and health informatics

The Rocky Mountain Summer Research Education Experience is a paid professional development opportunity for highly-committed, ambitious high school teachers looking to expand their skills as a STEM teacher.

The RMSREE is committed to training a diverse group of teachers through substantive research experiences. Diversity is central to CU Denver achieving its mission to be a "diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers, and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world."

The RMSREE program features an intensive 10 week research experience in order to:

  • allow participants to experience the authentic fulfillment of scientific discovery
  • increase their STEM proficiency and confidence
  • translate their experience into enhanced STEM education in their own classrooms
  • enhance the STEM pipeline for students through a stronger connection between CU Denver and local high schools

The yearly application window opens in December for the following summer.

Application window for Summer 2023 RMSREE will open December 15, 2022!

For full consideration, please complete your application by February 15, 2023.

We are looking forward to working with our next cohort of STEM teachers!


Program co-Directors: Scott Reed and Doris Kimbrough