About the Center for STEM Learning

Center for STEM Learning Activities include:


Undergraduate STEM Education - The objective of the Undergraduate STEM Education initiative is to influence the culture of STEM departments at the University of Kansas and nationally, so that faculty are encouraged and supported to use effective teaching practices, shown by research to be more in supporting all students to higher levels of STEM literacy and in better engaging students in their STEM learning. The Center is an active participant in the American Association of Universities STEM Initiative


Faculty Research Outreach - CSTEM works with faculty on engaged scholarship, research outreach, community engagement.  The Center supports faculty in developing the dissemination and in the framing of broader impacts for their research proposals.


UKanTeach Secondary Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation - UKanTeach is a part of a national STEM teacher preparation reform effort that is an innovative and experimental approach to STEM teacher preparation undertaken by 44 universities.  Built on the prior work and the successful practices of the UTeach program (UT Austin) combined with innovations established by UKanTeach, the program has created a unique model that meets the learning and teaching needs of our undergraduate STEM students. With this focus on STEM teacher preparation, CSTEM is an active participant in the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative (SMTI).  

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