Integrating Education Research and Practice

The MAINE CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN STEM EDUCATION (RiSE Center) conducts research into education at all levels of instruction within the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM disciplines). We also work to integrate education research into STEM teaching and learning through our many programs, projects, and partnerships. 

The interdisciplinary RiSE Center (Maine Center for Research in STEM Education) is an excellent example of how faculty, staff and students integrate research, teaching and outreach. They incorporate STEM education research into teaching practice — through teacher preparation, education reform, community partnerships, and professional community. This has created numerous positive effects for learners and educators, at all levels, throughout the state. University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy

STEM + C: Advancing STEM education with computational thinking