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We are an interdisciplinary Science Education Center striving towards the best in science teaching education. Our mission and values guide us to  improving teaching and learning through the lens of equity, inclusion and STEM literacy for all.  

SMATE Building Closed

The SMATE Building will be closed until further notice, but staff are working from home.

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Academic Year STEM Teacher Education Scholarships  Application deadline May 7th


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Taxidermied bald eagle and swan in a display case
SMATE Stockroom, with scientific instruments on rows of shelves

News and Events

May 5th and 6th saw our first Virtual Slesnick Symposium.  Dr. Bryan Dewsbury gave an exceptional keynote and workshop attended by over 100 participants.  Watch the…

A team of SMATE faculty lead by Debi Hanuscin have just published a paper in the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Supporting the Professional Development of…

Annaliese Miller, 2020 recipient of the Summer Research scholarship and SMATE student employee, has published a paper in  Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific from her…