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Directory of Campus
STEM Education Projects

The pages listed below contain information about current externally- and internally-funded
STEM education projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts a wide array of STEM education initiatives across many campus units. This directory features many of the initiatives currently supported by external funds, as well as some unit-supported initiatives. Links provide direct access to project websites, project information posted by funders, principal investigators, and the academic units responsible for each project. Although this directory may list some projects only once, a number of active projects address more than one of these goal categories.

  1. Campus P–16 STEM Education Outreach. Cultivate sustained, coordinated preschool through undergraduate partnerships to engage students in STEM experiences early and consistently, involving university faculty and students to meet STEM education challenges.
  2. Campus Projects to Improve STEM Teacher Training and Professional Development Quality. Revitalize STEM teacher preservice education, induction, and professional development programs that attract and prepare a diverse group of P–16 STEM teachers and promote their effectiveness, retention, lifelong learning, and continued involvement in research.
  3. Campus Projects to Reform Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Reform. Champion accessible, engaging undergraduate STEM programs and research experiences to promote interest and success in STEM fields, including STEM teaching, for diverse students.
  4. Campus Projects to Shape Policy and Advocate for STEM Education. Stimulate partnerships with Illinois business and industry, government agencies, educational institutions, and professional associations to understand the STEM pipeline, mainline and workforce development needs, opportunities, and challenges and to serve as advocates within the state.