The Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative (SMERC) is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty conducting research in physics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and mathematics education research.
SMERC Mission: To conduct discipline-based education research (DBER), assessment, and curriculum development at the highest levels of rigor, embodied by national dissemination (publications and presentations) and external funding.
To serve as an agent for culture change in the College of Science toward evidence-based teaching practice.
The group runs a weekly journal club and monthly seminar series, open to all, and consults with faculty interested in incorporating research-based methods and assessment into their classrooms.
National Science Foundation: SMERC is supported by a grant from NSF.
College of Science: SMERC is housed in the College of Science.