For more than 30 years, the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) has strengthened STEM disciplinary and pedagogical expertise for K-12 and Higher Education through:
- Research on teaching and learning
- Professional development for educators
- Curriculum design
Of particular interest to CIESE are the questions of how to attract and prepare more youth—particularly those currently underrepresented in STEM fields such as girls and minorities—to explore the marvels of engineering and science and create solutions for today’s challenges.
Programs that currently provide STEM opportunities for underrepresented youth include the following: