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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.

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The Network
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The Network

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.

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Get Involved
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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.

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Save the Dates for Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) 2020 National Conference, which is June 10-12 in St. Louis! Call for Proposals are due February 28.

Mark your calendars as this will be our last annual conference. We will be going biannually (every 2 years) in the future. You can read more about the conference here and submit a proposal here.

Featured Research

The Collaborative Around Research Experiences for Teachers (CARET), which has received funding from NSEC, has a newly published review article on research experiences. This paper provides a comprehensive review of 307 papers published between 2007 and 2017 that include course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), undergraduate research experiences (UREs), and teacher research experiences (TREs) programs.

Krim, J. S., Coté, L. E., Schwartz, R. S., Stone, E. M., Cleeves, J. J., Barry, K. J., ... & Keller, J. M. (2019). Models and Impacts of Science Research Experiences: A Review of the Literature of CUREs, UREs, and TREs. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 18(4), ar65. Available at https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.19-03-0069.


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