The Center for STEM Learning is proud to partner with and feature dozens of STEM programs from around the country and CU Boulder.

Click on the program titles below for more information about each program.

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BLOrK Boulder Laptop Orchestra

Exploring informal science education through the arts

Alternative Breaks

Opportunities for college students to engage in nation-wide community-service projects.

BOLD Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity

Broadening opportunities through leadership and diversity.

CIRTL Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning

National network for improving STEM college teaching. For graduate students and post docs. Online and on campus programs.

CLACE Latin American Center for Arts, Science, and Education

Bilingual science programs for local students and families.

CDI Colorado Diversity Initiative

The CDI implements efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented STEM doctoral students.

Colorado Space Grant Consortium

Space-based hands-on projects, courses, research and public service activities.

CIRES Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Everyday environmental science projects and outreach to K-12 and public.

CU Wizards

Free, monthly science shows for children and the community.

DBER Discipline Based Education Research

Weekly seminar focused on discipline-based STEM education research.

E&ER Ethnography & Evaluation Research

Researches and evaluates STEM education and career development programs.

Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society

Small enrollment humanities courses for engineering students.

Workshop: Exploring Academic-Unit Change at Two-Year Colleges

A workshop for two-year college participants to explore opportunities to catalyze change in academic units like departments and divisions.


Sommers-Bausch Observatory open house on Fridays for GK12 and the public.

GAMES Girls at the Museum Exploring Science

Informal education after-school program for 4th-5th grade girls, summer program for middle school girls.

ITLP Pre-College Engineering - Integrated Teaching and Learning Program

Engaging K-12 students in the engineering design process while deepening their understanding of STEM concepts.

PhET Interactive Simulations

Free, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for use in STEM education.

Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program

A diversity focused academic community supporting students in the College of Arts & Science.

NCWIT National Center for Women and Information Technology

Increasing women's participation in computing and technology.

PISEC Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community

Opportunities for university students to teach inquiry-based science to under-represented K-12 populations.

PER@C - Physics Education Research Group at Colorado

A group of physics education researchers at CU Boulder studying and driving educational change.

Baker Residential Academic Program

Freshman introductory courses, internships for academic credit and a research symposium each fall.

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center

Develops planetarium curriculum and provides hands-on learning activities.

CU Science Discovery

Informal science camps offered by CU for the community.

SEI Science Education Initiative

Supporting institutional change by assisting faculty in scholarly approaches to teaching.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is open every day, free of charge.