Campus Centers in STEM Education
STEM education centers and related offices are the hub of campus-based efforts leading the transformation of undergraduate STEM education at their institutions and beyond. While there is large variety in the structure and identity of STEM education efforts, they all have common functions and goals.
NSEC is an organization of campus-based centers and offices that serve as catalysts for educational transformation in STEM. The network allows center leadership, university and college administrators, and state and national policymakers to have a central hub for their communal efforts.
The Toolkit is a mechanism for spreading the wealth of knowledge and expertise about STEM Education around the community. It explores important issues for STEM Education Centers and provides examples of how members of the community have addressed those concerns. Learn more and add your own experience to the collection.
Save the Date!
Dates: June 23-24, 2017.
Start Time for NSEC 2017: 8:30 am CT, June 23, 2017
End Time for NSEC 2017: 4:00 pm CT, June 24, 2017
Location: Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.
Audience: The conference is for representatives from campus STEM Education Centers or Centers for Teaching and Learning that have a STEM agenda, or those who work closely with these centers. The focus is specifically on centers engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education, including teacher preparation and broader impacts in STEM.
Immediately following the NSEC 2017 National Conference, we are hosting a meeting for practitioners engaged in improving undergraduate STEM education and experts in higher education change. See below for more details about this joint SMTI and ASCN meeting.
Featured STEM Centers
Dean Livelybrooks, University of Oregon
Wilella Burgess, Purdue University-Main Campus; Loran Parker, Purdue University-Main Campus
Ernest Chavez, Paul Kennedy (co-directors), Colorado State University; Paul kennedy, Colorado State University
Marion Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
CONNECTwith your colleagues & collaborators
Profile Your STEM Center
Workshops & Conferences
News & Jobs
- Inaugural ASCN Leadership Institute
The ASCN Leadership Institute is designed to support campus change agents in using institutional change strategies to advance STEM change projects to greater scale and sustainability.
- AAU & RCSA Publish collection of case studies on Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
The case studies document current and past efforts to improve teaching and learning in STEM fields and are meant to be a resource for department chairs and deans who are contemplating large-scale efforts of their own.
- The National Academies seeks input about integrating the humanities and arts with STEM. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
The NAS wants to know if you have programs or courses at your institution that integrate the arts and humanities with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or medicine? If so, what is known about the impact of these educational experiences on the students at your institution?
- Doctoral Assistantship in Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning
The School of Natural Resources (UNL) and Department of Biology (UNO) seek a Ph.D. candidate to participate in grant-funded projects to investigate i.) undergraduate student learning outcomes in STEM, and ii.) design and assess professional development opportunities for undergraduate STEM instructors (e.g., faculty and learning assistants at the undergraduate and master's level).