Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


A team of people from across the University is working to develop a series of STEM content courses for preservice teachers. These classes would be taught in the various STEM discipline departments, and would utilize state-of-the-art pedagogies.

Another group is working to develop an Education Extension Service for the state, modeled after our highly successful Agricultural Extension Service. This would provide research-based assistance to NC teachers. We are hoping to utilize the network of Science satellites as offices for "Ed Extension Agents."

The Wake County-NCSU Early College STEM High School project is in operation. The facility opened in the Fall of 2011. For more information, please visit the school's website.

The SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) project has been adopted at more than 250 universities around the world. We are looking for funding to support the conversion of some of NC State's centralized student computing labs into SCALE-UP classrooms. The NC State Foundation is supporting one such upfitting in 2012/13.

The Expertiza project uses technology to help students carry out peer reviews of each other's work. Ed Gehringer is the contact person.

The Physics Department is developing a new advanced course on the electroweak standard model of particles. Albert Young is the contact person. He is also working on SCALE-UP versions of an upper level undergraduate modern physics course as well as a course in neutrino physics.