Our institute grew out of a variety for inputs: educational outreach, curricular and educational research, teacher professional development, pre-service training and the many synergies among these.
K-12 STEM educational outreach is now extending to include Clarkson’s Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, and the planning and development of the Clarkson University Hudson River Estuarium on Pier 26 in Manhattan.
This is a critical time for STEM Education in our nation. The U.S. Department of Education has identified the need to step up STEM education across the country so students develop scientific knowledge as well as analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Institute for STEM Education has an exciting future in all aspects of this, including our award-winning Master of Arts in Teaching program based at CRC, formal and informal educational outreach, educational and pedagogical research, the scholarship of teaching and learning, recruitment, retention and persistence of STEM students, and collaboration with educational and basic research programs here and elsewhere.