Poster Session at this year's STEM Institute

Thanks for making this year's UGA STEM Institute a Success!

Over 160 of our STEM colleagues from UGA and across the state helped make this year's UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning a success!

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Thanks for making this year's UGA STEM Institute a Success!

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd delivers a presentation on incorporating Minecraft as an educational resource at this year's UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning.

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Thanks for making this year's UGA STEM Institute a Success!

UGA graduate student Kasey Darley shares her research with OSE Director Timothy Burg during this year's UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning.

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Thanks for making this year's UGA STEM Institute a Success!

Lots of great networking and discussion took place during this year's UGA STEM Institute on Teaching and Learning.

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STEM Around Campus

Active Learning Day

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced an Active Learning Day as part of its nationwide Call to Action to improve STEM education.

On Active Learning Day, US STEM faculty are encouraged to incorporate teaching strategies that promote active learning in their classrooms. In response to this effort, we are proud to invite you to join us on Active Learning Day by pledging to implement advanced undergraduate STEM teaching techniques that equally promote active learning and integrate cultural responsiveness.

#ActiveLearningDay will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

Please commit to the following activities on October 25th:

· Spend at least 10 minutes implementing a culturally responsive, STEM teaching strategy that promotes active learning in your classroom;
· Identify innovative ways to deepen and extend your departmental/institutional commitment to inclusive STEM higher education reform throughout the week, academic year, and beyond;
· Tell a friend! Reach out to at least one colleague (in either a STEM or non-STEM discipline), and engage in dialogue around what they can do to implement similar strategies in their classrooms.

And if you don't teach on Tuesdays, do it on Monday, or Wednesday!

UGA receives $4 million NSF grant to continue broadening participation in STEM

Funding for a program that has helped triple minority enrollment in STEM fields at the University of Georgia has been renewed for the second time by the National Science Foundation.

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New Science Learning Center Opens

The new 122,500-square-foot building on south campus is officially open. Featuring 33 labs, two 280-seat lecture halls, and two SCALE-UP classrooms, the SLC will serve as a new hub for learning on campus.

Read more about the new SLC here.

Four Athens Offers Coding Classes for All Ages

Local tech incubator Four Athens offers coding classes for everybody. Read about it in Flagpole and learn more here.

Nation's Report Card

CLICK HERE to see new Mathematics and Reading score information from 2015.

Provost's Blog on STEM Success

CLICK HERE to read Provost Whitten's blog post on STEM success at UGA!


SABER West STEM Conference

The University of California, Irvine is hosting a STEM education conference to be held on January 14th and 15th, 2017. This conference, SABER West, is sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER), and is open to all individuals interested in STEM education at 2 year and 4 year institutions.

For more information about the meeting, please go to the meeting website:


Shared on behalf of Project REFOCUS: We are looking for active and retired STEM professionals, as well as doctoral students in STEM who are interested in building their professional resumes by volunteering in the 21st Century STEAM Program, an initiative to provide middle and high school students with enrichment and academic activities after school. We are asking that you commit 2 hours a week for approximately 10 weeks this semester and/or 10 weeks next semester. This is a great way to help ensure that our science students are being exposed to various assortments of STEM careers, and it gives you an opportunity to help students each week with their content knowledge.

This initiative is funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a collaboration with Project REFOCUS. A short overview of REFOCUS can be found HERE.

Those interested should contact David Steele at


USG STEM Summit 2016

Representatives from OSE attended the USG STEM Summit 2016 on Monday, August 8th at Middle Georgia State University in Macon. This meeting looked back on the work done across the state during the past several years of the STEM Initiative, as well as provided a look forward towards upcoming Education Improvement Plans (EIP) that are being developed by more than a dozen USG institutions.

Projects from UGA were highlighted in a poster session during the summit. The poster can be viewed HERE.

Stay Connected

Add Your Name to the UGA STEM Listserv

Contact tburg {at} uga dt edu to add your name to the UGA STEM listserv. Timely news items and opportunities will be delivered directly to your inbox!

2016 Brochure


The UGA Office of STEM Education (OSE) serves University professors and K-12 teachers to improve the teaching and learning of STEM discplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). With generous support from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents (USG-BOR) and the UGA administration, the OSE supplies research mini-grants, supports STEM Learning Communities, provides letters of support to faculty, and promotes STEM fields to undergraduates and K-12 students. The OSE provides this support to boost learning initiatives, recruit more students, and improve student retention in STEM majors.

How is STEM Defined?

Sign up for the STEM Listserv by sending an email to tburg {at} uga dt edu

Read more about the Office of STEM Education