STEM Education Centers

STEM Education Centers: A National Conversation

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has launched a national discussion on university-based STEM Education Centers through a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Our goal is to foster communication and interaction among STEM Education Centers to enhance their capacity to support effective undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The project runs from May through October 2013.

While more than 150 "centers" in STEM education with various structures and functions exist, this project involves centers that are discrete campus units with research and faculty activities that focus on the transformation of undergraduate teaching and learning of STEM disciplines. This subset of centers is a critically important group to engage initially, since universities (with undergraduate education at their core) will potentially serve as the catalysts for broader national educational transformation in STEM, including research on teaching and learning STEM disciplines at all levels.

To join this effort:



Noah Finkelstein (University of Colorado Boulder) - Co-Chair
Cathryn A. Manduca (Carleton College, SERC) - Co-Chair
Donna Gerardi Riordan - Project Director




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