Welcome Back!!

The SMATE LRC is now open

Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm! 

 after-hours visits by community members and teachers available by appointment, contact Blanche Bybee 


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.  

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News and Events

Looking for helpful insights into the potential role of evaluation in current STEM education research projects.  Listen as Data Dan Hanley talks about the Role of Evaluation in Research Projects …

Debi Hanuscin is a professor jointly appointed between Elementary Education and SMATE.  Spencer Green is an undergraduate student in the early childhood education…

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Give a shout out to our 2022 summer research scholarship awardees:

Willa Rowan, Conor Naughton, Christopher O'Dell, Rachael Goodwin, Spencer Green, Emma Leeds, and Andrew Kivlighn.

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