Center For STEM Education

We're surrounded by science and technology yet many ask why bother with math and science? The answer is simple: math and science are primary sources of lifelong learning and the progress of our civilization. Right now, our 12th graders are dead last in science against international competition, and we’re significantly behind in math and technology also.

The Center for STEM Education has been established to be the primary resource for enhancing preparation of STEM educators, administrators and professionals and be a leader in advancing the scholarship of STEM education. The Center will provide strong, visionary leadership in advancing STEM education and literacy through research and collaborative initiatives. Through training and programs, the Center will improve STEM literacy among all citizens, enhancing our society in a way we can remain competitive and maintain innovation in the global economy.

Links
Central Illinois Educator's Network
Information for the National Science Foundation
http://www.step.eng.lsu.edu/nsf/participants/
Suggested reading
Before It’s Too Late: A Report to the Nation from the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century
Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future
Accelerating Progress Towards a Brighter Economic Future: Summary of a Convocation 2009
Resources
Gathering
Center reports, publications, and presentations
IMSP El Ed report 2010
Cemter fpr STEM Ed Ext Adv Board presentation 2011

Summer Programs

Links

Suggested reading

Resources

Center reports, publications, and presentations

News

  • Bradley alumna named curator for NSTA
    Nicole Vick, ’13, graduated from Bradley University with a Professional Master of Arts in Environmental Science Education. She has now been selected as curator for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to roll out new national core standards for science as part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Events

Fall Semester Classes Begin
 

Labor Day (Offices Closed, Classes in Session)