Whether you are interested in becoming a high school science teacher or doing research on STEM education, there are many different ways to get involved with the Center for STEM Learning. We're always looking for talented people to join our efforts as faculty, graduate students, or undergraduate Learning Assistants! The following are just a few of the ways to get involved.
Interested in scholarly teaching in STEM?
We offer periodic workshops for faculty and instructors in course redesign and education researc.
View upcoming workshops and related offerings from around campus, here.
Providing guidance in STEM course redesign, instructional materials and techniques, assessment, and education research.
Learn more about our many free advising services, here.
TRESTLE is a multi-university project aimed at implementing and studying a model of STEM education reform, with the ultimate goal of achieving widespread adoption of empirically-validated instructional methods, and thus improving learning and educational outcomes for both STEM students and non-STEM students. TRESTLE includes faculty professional development opportunities as well as grant opportunities.
Learn more about TRESTLE (or apply for a TRESTLE grant).
Apply for funding through the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in STEM Education: Awards of up to $10,000 for faculty/staff, and part-time (25%) graduate research fellowships of up to one academic year are available to support faculty and graduate students engagement in innovative research and student learning and implementation of research-based STEM education programs and initiatives. Awardees are chosen through a competitive proposal process, with a call for proposals typically in the Spring.
The Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) seminar is a multi-disciplinary series that emphasizes discipline-based STEM education research. It is a forum for faculty, staff, researchers, postdoctoral and graduate students and undergraduates interested in education research and course transformation to share their ideas and get feedback on their work. These seminars bring together like-minded individuals from roughly 45 different programs and departments across four schools/colleges. The average attendance is more than 20 people. In addition to being intellectually rich, these meetings also serve to create a community among the many STEM education researchers on campus. All are welcome to attend, including the public; please join the DBER Listserve for updates on future meetings.
The STEMinar is a graduate student organization at CU Boulder which seeks to promote interdisciplinary interaction among graduate students in STEM departments. The STEMinar hosts bi-weekly seminars given by graduate students about their research. Additionally, the STEMinar publishes a bi-annual journal featuring submissions from STEMinar participants, and gives out a number of research grants each year to support graduate students.
MySTEMLink is an online matchmaking service designed to pair educators and students in schools with STEM industry partners and Higher Ed who are actively supporting improved STEM education by providing great STEM experiences for K12 students and teachers.
This innovative program has been designed for a small, select group of U.S. and international students who will join together for hands-on, field-based experiences on human anatomy and physiology led by Dr. Brad McLain, XSci educators,and Anatomy in Clay creator Jon Zahourek. ANATOMY IN CLAY® models have been used in over 6,000 high schools, colleges, veterinary schools, and bodywork training programs.
Camp attendees will stay on the campus at the University of Colorado, Denver, for one week and on-site in a national park in Leadville, Colo., for the second week.