Research in STEM Education
Institute staff work with faculty members conducting research on ways to improve upon the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of STEM majors at CSUEB. Two initiatives currently underway are:
Implementing Interdisciplinary and Innovative Teaching and Learning (i3) Project
Faculty collaborators are: Caron Inouye, College of Science, Biology; Danika LeDuc, College of Science, Chemistry; Jeff Seitz, College of Science, Earth & Environmental Science; Jason Singley, College of Science, Physics; Erica Wildy, College Science, Biology; Sarah Nielsen, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, English; and Aline Soules, Library.
Keck/Project Kaleidoscope Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative with AAC&U
The work across institutions is facilitated through a coordinated series of meetings, consultations, discussions, and other activities, all orchestrated by a project team of leading agents of change within the undergraduate STEM community. The measurable outcomes of this project are determined on two levels: on the success of participating campuses in setting a clear vision for interdisciplinary and in making demonstrable progress toward realizing that vision; and on the success of PKAL to document, analyze, and disseminate materials about what works in facilitating interdisciplinary learning which will continue to inform efforts within the broader community of stakeholders. Learn more
CSUEB Collaborators include: Caron Inouye, College of Science; Chung-Hsing Ouyang, College of Science; Sue Opp, AVP, Academic Programs; Carolyn Nelson, Dean, College of Education and Allied Studies; Jeanette Bicais, College of Education and Allied Studies; Michael Leung, Dean, College of Science; and Stephanie Couch, Institute for STEM Education.