• STEM professor as change agent
  • The deliberate and systematic use of research methods to advance teaching and learning practices
  • Self-sustained improvement of STEM education

Learning Community

  • In learning communities, graduate students, post-doc, and faculty share learning and discovery
  • Participants collaboratively construct knowledge and achieve learning goals
  • Supports growth in teaching and learning


  • Excellence and diversity are necessarily intertwined
  • Students and faculty bring an array of experiences and skills
  • Learning of all students is enhanced if all engaged