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.
Featured STEM Centers
Dean Livelybrooks, University of Oregon
Ernest Chavez, Paul Kennedy (co-directors), Colorado State University; Paul kennedy, Colorado State University
Marion Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
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News & Jobs
- U.S. House passes bill HR3293 on NSF research
The Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (HR 3293) has been passed. This bill requires that NSF funding be worthy of federal funding and in the national interest.
- Integrating Discovery –based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
A new National Academies workshop report on integrating discovery based research into the undergraduate curriculum is available.
- 2016 SMTI/NSEC National Conference
APLU's Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) in partnership with the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC) is now seeking proposals for presentations for the SMTI/NSEC 2016 National Conference, June 8-9, at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio.
- Announcing Early Bird Registration for the 2016 Freshman Research Initiative Conference March 2–4, 2016 The University of Texas at Austin
The Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) was launched in 2005 to improve the quality of undergraduate science education at The University of Texas at Austin. FRI involves first-year students as collaborators on original research as an alternative to entry-level laboratory courses. Ten years later, FRI has become a national model for transforming undergraduate STEM education by offering undergraduate research experiences to ~900 students per year.