Welcome to NSEC
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.
STEM Education Center Toolkit
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.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Join us for a NSEC webinar that will feature two successful evaluation approaches: one from the Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) presented by Sharon Locke, and the second from the UCLA Center for Education, Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS) presented by Rachel Kennison and Shanna Shaked. Each director will provide an overview of their center's approach to the evaluation process highlighting key features, lessons learned, outcomes, and challenge areas. We will summarize areas of overlap/similarities between the two center's evaluation processes, as well as specific contrasts emerging from their different missions, institutional needs, and culture. This will be followed by a Q & A session.
Featured STEM CentersiAMSTEM
Marco Molinaro, University of California-Davis Discovery Learning Research Center
Wilella Burgess, Purdue University-Main Campus; Loran Parker, Purdue University-Main Campus Whitaker Center for STEM Education at Florida Gulf Coast University
Laura Frost, Florida Gulf Coast University STEM Education Center at Saint Xavier University
News & Jobs
- Free online course for anyone teaching in tertiary education
Cornell University's Center for Teaching Innovation is offering our massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom October 1-31, 2020 on edX. The course guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments.
- Immediate Openings - Instructional Materials Development
BSCS Science Learning (BSCS) has immediate openings for one or more instructional materials developers with expertise in science education to work on a large-scale instructional materials development (IMD) project we have underway: the OpenSciEd Middle School project. The OpenSciEd Middle School project is developing a three-year middle school science curriculum for the NGSS. Information about this project is available at https://openscied.org. This position could be filled with full-time or part-time staff.
- Science Education Associate Position Open at SERC
The Science Education Associate advances SERC work in addressing equity and enhancing the quality of STEM teaching and learning by pursuing funding opportunities, conducting and collaborating on externally funded education improvement projects, and disseminating the results to a broad community. This person will work as a self-directed member of SERC staff with priorities determined by the SERC leadership team and project principal investigators of partner projects across multiple other institutions. This position is offices in Northfield, Minnesota.
This is a full-time regular grant funded position. Desired Start Date: September 1, 2020
- Content Specialist Position at Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
The Content Specialist works as part of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) web team at Carleton College to support projects fostering STEM learning, and to develop and deploy professional development programming, develop new and improve existing websites, and assist in education research and evaluation projects lead by people at SERC and partner institutions. This is a regular full-time grant funded position. Desired Start Date: September 1, 2020.