Research Opportunities for Science Educators (ROSE) Program

Applications now being accepted for Summer 2024!

ROSE Summer 2024 Online Application

  • Are you interested in performing cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities?
  • Would you like to learn the latest in the development of chemical theories?
  • Would you like to know more about research opportunities at the University of New Mexico (UNM)

Since 2021, UNM has partnered with the State of New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) to bring science teachers to UNM for a full-time, hands-on summer experience working in an existing research group.

The ROSE (Research Opportunities for Science Educators) program aims to energize and enhance the teaching of high school science in New Mexico by leveraging the research resources of UNM and the educational resources of PED. Middle and high school science teachers (ROSE Scholars) join ongoing projects for “hands on” participation in discovery-based research and bring their new ideas, tools and enthusiasm back to their classrooms.

About the Summer 2024 ROSE Program

  • This year's ROSE summer session will be held Monday, June 10 to Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Participants will receive a stipend of $1200.00 per week for five weeks
  • Housing will be provided on-campus for those that do not have local housing
  • All participants will receive a UNM parking pass
Applying is easy -- our online application asks for your name, school, email address, and a few questions about your experience and teaching, and can be found here:

To learn more about the individual research opportunities, please see this list of project descriptions

Prior experience in research is not a requirement to participate in this program.

We have expanded the number of participating faculty from last year, and previous applicants and ROSE Scholars are invited to apply for summer 2024.

Please direct questions to

Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2024. We will begin to notify accepted scholars by March 8, 2024.

Benefits of the ROSE Program

  • Enabling educators to refresh their knowledge and develop new skills while gaining appreciation for and inspiration from current scientific research;
  • Helping UNM recruit well-prepared STEM students by familiarizing their teachers with UNM faculty, laboratories and research opportunities;
  • Supporting and publicizing funded, state-of-the-art research projects at the University of New Mexico.