Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

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Welcome to the Department of STEM Education

We offer an undergraduate degree with a double major in STEM Education and Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Computer Science as well as a stand-alone major in STEM Education.  The department also offers a Master of Science degree in STEM Education and a STEM Education track within the Ph.D. Education Sciences Program.

Our mission is to engage in scholarship, teaching, and service that is innovative and contributes to improving the quality of P20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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    • Jul
Merryn Cole is a science education doctoral student in the STEM Education Department working with Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm. Cole recently received a travel grant from the Science Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group of Merryn Cole the American Educational Research Association, which is awarded to an outstanding doctoral student to attend the organization’s annual conference and present scholarly work. Cole...
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    • Jul
The STEM Education Department, under the direction of Dr. Molly Fisher (PI) and Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm (co-PI), is welcoming a new cohort of undergraduate students in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. As an REU site, the STEM Education Department hosts a cohort of undergraduates who work in its research programs. Each student is associated with a specific research...
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    • May
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2015) – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers received a boost to their “cool” factor with the “All the STEM Teachers” parody of Beyonce’s hit song “All the Single Ladies…Put A Ring On It” released today in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day. The musical dance video, which can be found at, features lyrics and...
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