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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
Students in STEM Education learn about and conduct their own research on learning and teaching in math, science, and engineering. The program involves collaborations with Tufts departments of Child Development, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy, as well as the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.
Welcome message from program director
It is Fall 2018 and there is lots of exciting activity going on in STEM Education
at Tufts. Our largest new initiative is supported by a very generous gift from the
James F. McDonnell Family Foundation, which is contributing $8 million to
Tufts to establish the Tufts Institute for Research on Learning and
Instruction (IRLI, as in "early"). Faculty in the STEM Education program
are delighted to be founding members of IRLI. The larger purpose of IRLI is to build
a culture of discipline-based research on undergraduate learning at Tufts that cuts
across departments in the School of Engineering and the School of Arts & Sciences.
The Institute builds on work we are already doing in Biology, Mechanical Engineering
and the CEEO, and Physics. The McDonnell Family gift will support hiring three new
faculty members, also in STEM Education, to work in collaboration with discipline
departments in Engineering and Arts & Sciences.
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