Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation
A network of affiliated projects and programs engaged in scholarship surrounding science and math education
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Learning Assistant (LA) Program incorporates small-group active learning.
IMPRESS offers intensive educational experience for select RIT students incorporating metacognition into STEM studies.
Members of Molecular Biology Education Research Group (MBER)
End of summer IMPRESS student presentations
Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)—extracting DNA from soil bacteria
CASTLE arose from the realization that existing collaborations would be enhanced by a formal structure that emphasized opportunities for synergies. The center's mission is to improve STEM education and outreach initiatives at RIT and foster collaboration between STEM educators and education researchers.
To improve science and math education and outreach initiatives at RIT and foster collaboration between science and math educators and education researchers.
Nurture a community of faculty, administrators, and staff interested in science and math education and pedagogy. CASTLE facilitates dialog about evidence-based practices, discipline-based education research, and methods of assessment and evaluation.
Establish a robust and sustainable infrastructure that transforms science educational practices, supports discipline-based education research, and promotes PreK-20 faculty recruitment, preparation, professional development, and outreach.
Foster innovations in education by integrating an interdisciplinary community of scholars; promoting, sustaining, and evaluating reform efforts; advocating for diversity and access; and influencing policy, fundraising, and public outreach.