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.
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.
STEM Spotlight with Dr. Tina Salguero
Assistant chemistry professor Tina Salguero discusses her academic career and research on nanomaterials.
Program Evaluation Group
The PEG at UGA improves learning and performance for children and adults by providing researchers, funders, program leaders the data they need to improve the impact of their studies, investments and programs.
NSF new grant proposal guidelines
The National Science Foundation changed its guidelines for proposals effective January 14th.
Events and Announcements
2nd Annual STEM Institute a Success
The 2013 UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning was held on Saturday, April 6 at the Classic Center in Athens. This one-day institute covered a range of topics related to STEM education including partnerships, funding and instruction. To see presentations from the event, click here.
Georgia STEM Day 2013
Celebrate STEM Day on May 3, 2013.
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.
Two STEM Funding Opportunities
The Office of STEM Education announces two funding opportunities: 1) Research Mini-Grants (with budget template) to improve instruction and enhance the success of students taking undergraduate STEM courses, and 2) K-16 Learning Communities whose members share and develop professional knowledge to improve student achievement.
Final Report Templates
#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.
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.
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.