Our Mission

 

To support global STEM education and innovation in order to change the lives of faculty and students.

With our global partners, we work to improve classroom teaching and learning environments. Providing transformative classroom experiences for students ensures that they stay in STEM fields, and opens doors to future opportunities.

Our teaching programs are designed for STEM faculty, post-docs, or graduate students to practice cutting-edge teaching techniques, which they can immediately implement in classrooms. We offer customized programs varying in length from one-day workshops to week-long trainings. These include sessions on how to create 21st century learning environments, improve diversity, engage more students, and increase the understanding of how science communication techniques boost learning.

We aim to help administrators and faculty develop new approaches toward the use of cognitive science and through the use of case studies or role playing to improve student learning.

Our curricular reform program is designed to support departments in identifying ways that curriculum can be modified to improve student pathways through STEM degrees. With the faculty, we will help develop a needs analysis and make recommendations for change. We will also provide guidance through the ongoing process of curriculum reform to best support your students and bring added prestige to your institution.

 


Our Programs

 

Teaching

Our teaching programs are designed for STEM faculty, post-docs, or graduate students to practice cutting edge teaching techniques, which they can immediately implement in classrooms. We offer customized programs varying in length from one-day workshops to week-long targeted trainings.

Topics include:

  • Active learning to engage all students.
  • Creating environments to support learning for the 21st Century.
  • Using the cognitive science of learning to inform classroom instruction.
  • Designing a syllabus to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Implementing case studies or role playing to improve student learning.
  • Improving science communication techniques to improve learning.

Curricular Reform

Our curricular reform program is designed to support departments in identifying ways that curriculum can be modified to improve student pathways through STEM degrees. With the faculty, we will help develop a needs analysis and make recommendations for change. We will also provide guidance through the ongoing process of curriculum reform to best support learning for 21st Century STEM students.

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Request a Consultation

University administrators and science faculty interested in conducting a STEM training or who would like more information about a specific program are encouraged to email Elly Vandegrift, program director for Global Science Education Initiatives at the University of Oregon.

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Research Excellence

The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), meaning it is one of the top 34 public research universities in the nation. Our research is unique, innovative and valuable to change the future trajectory of our students.

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