About the Office of STEM Education

The Office of STEM Education (OSE) reports directly to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.

The OSE represents UGA in the University System of Georgia Board of Regents STEM Initiative, whose goals are to 1) increase the number of students who succeed in STEM courses; 2) increase the number of of students who pursue baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields, and 3) make science and mathematics teacher production a high priority to ease Georgia's severe shortage of teachers in these subject areas.

Read the Full Mission Statement (PDF)

Definitions of STEM

The OSE supports STEM faculty who seek:

  • Contacts for partners
  • Letters of support
  • Grants and funding

The Office of STEM Education is located in suite 557 of the Chemistry Building at 140 Cedar Street.


OSE Staff

Dr. Timothy Burg, Director

Professor, Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging

tburg {at} uga dt edu

Mr. Cole Causey

Instructional Designer, Educational Program Specialist

jccausey {at} uga dt edu
Dr. Charles Kutal, Director Emeritus

Professor, Department of Chemistry

ckutal {at} uga dt edu





2016 Brochure

A Message From the Director

October 28, 2016

Dear STEM colleagues:

Fall 2016 is an exciting time for STEM education at UGA. There are a number of initiatives under way that help further STEM education. The OSE is helping organize a Peer Learning Assistants (PLA) program, supported by the University System of Georgia (USG), in which students who have successfully taken a class return to help students currently taking the class. We are demonstrating this approach in some of our toughest introductory classes: biology, physics, chemistry, calculus, computer science, and engineering. The faculty leading this effort have dedicated a great deal of effort this semester. In addition, the USG is supporting an innovative K-12 teacher training collaboration headed by College of Education faculty. The Graduate School received an INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot grant to enhance recruitment, retention, productivity, and satisfaction of underrepresented minority (URM) students who enroll in STEM graduate programs. UGA is participating in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) program's comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. Funding for LSAMP, which 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. These programs illustrate the dedication of our faculty to provide the best learning environment and the power of collaboration. Finally, we are working on the planning for the 2017 STEM Institute and look forward to seeing you there!

Tim Burg