STEM Education

UMaine student teacher and studentSTEM Education, including research that investigates the complex intersection of individual content knowledge, social learning environments, pedagogical knowledge of our teachers, and development and use of materials for the classroom. Understanding this complex system requires deep knowledge of disciplinary content and of models of teaching and learning. This area supports expanded and improved teaching and learning of STEM from pre-school through graduate school.

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Phage hunters
In a genomics course, first-year students participate in national research and learn how to think like scientists

Where’s Chuck?
STEM education connects K–12 students with scientists in the field

Michelle Smith leads charge for active learning in science education