Researchers explore how to harvest electricity from plants

Ramaraja Ramasamy, assistant professor in the College of Engineering, is helping develop a new technology that makes it possible to use plants to generate electricity.

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STEM Spotlight with Dr. Jo Walther

Assistant professor in the faculty of engineering, Walther cares about innovation and creativity in the field of engineering education.

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STEM Spotlight with Dr. Nick Berente

Assistant management information systems professor Nick Berente shares the goals of his NSF grants and the potential of cyberinfrastructure.

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STEM Spotlight with Dr. Tina Salguero

Assistant chemistry professor Tina Salguero discusses her academic career and research on nanomaterials.

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Events and Announcements

Third Annual UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning-Registration due April 1st


This free one-day institute will cover a range of topics related to STEM education. This year, presentations align with the theme of “Braving the New World” and showcase online education, P-16 partnerships, and classroom innovations. The Institute will kick off with a keynote panel that will set the stage for the presentations and discussions that will continue throughout the day. Three experts will each provide an overview of what the brave new world is looking like from their vantage point.

Registration is due April 1st, for registration form please email Missy Kinney (

For more information please click here.

Atlanta Science Festival

The University of Georgia is a proud partner of the Atlanta Science Festival, a weeklong celebration of science and technology that will be held at venues all across the Atlanta area, March 22-29, 2014. The week of events culminates in a family-friendly science Expo at Centennial Olympic Park on March 29. There are several opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to get involved: Attend amazing Festival events: science films, molecular flashmob, comedy nights, trivia, science of beer, and the Expo at Centennial Olympic Park! Share your passion for science with K-12 students in special classroom visits. Visit K-12 classrooms to discuss how science is done, who scientists are, and what questions remain unanswered. Register with our Imagining the Future program. Professionals, including graduate students, working or researching in any STEM field are eligible. Volunteer to help promote and produce the Festival.

For more information about the Atlanta Science Festival, Please Visit The Website here.

Minute Physics

Minute Physics is a YouTube series that demonstrates the basic concepts of physics for all ages. Below is their video called Common Physics Misconceptions. To see more videos, click here.

More Events and Announcements

Funding Opportunities

Awards To Be Announced

The 2013-14 STEM mini-grants and learning communities will be announced here soon. Check back for more information.

Learning Community Facilitators:

A completed work plan must be submitted to the OSE after your first LC meeting. Click here for the template.

More Projects and Partners

Featured Resources

#8.3.15- Faculty Work in the Schools Policy: USG Board of Regents Policy Manual

This Faculty Work in the Schools policy recognizes the value of USG faculty engagement in the effort to continuously improve teaching and learning in K-12 schools and in USG institutions. USG institutions will support and reward faculty who participate in significant efforts to improve teaching and learning in USG institutions through decisions in promotion and tenure, pre-tenure and post-tenure review, annual review and merit pay, workload, recognition, allocation of resources, and other rewards.


#4.7.2- Faculty Work in the Schools: USG Board of Regents Academic Affairs Handbook

The USG BOR Academic Affairs handbook provides definitions and cases of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Teaching, Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Engagement, and Service.

More Resources and Links


Welcome to the web site of the UGA Office of STEM Education (OSE). Improving the teaching and learning of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines has become a state and national priority in recent years. With generous support from the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents and the UGA administration, the OSE was created to facilitate this important effort on our campus.

The site provides an archive of STEM projects since 2007, as well as assistance in collaborating with a partner from UGA, another USG institution or a local K-12 school.

Read more about the Office of STEM Education

USG-BOR STEM Initiative

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents created a state-wide STEM Initiative in 2007. The STEM Initiative’s goals are to: 1) increase the number of undergraduate students who succeed in STEM courses; 2) increase the number of students who pursue baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields; and 3) make science and mathematics teacher production a high priority.

UGA is one of eight institutional partners in the newly-revised STEM Initiative II. Through the coordination of the Office of STEM Education, UGA STEM faculty and graduate students participate in opportunities for research funding and professional development that encourages the testing of innovative approaches to STEM instruction in order to improve student learning.  Click here for more information about the USG-BOR STEM Initiative II.