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STEM Education and Outreach Center

Mission Statement

The University of Portland Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Education and Outreach Center is a collaborative unit among the Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Education, and Engineering whose mission is to strengthen STEM education in P-18 settings. The Center has the following goals:

  1. Coordinate outreach efforts to P-12 teachers and students for regional and national audiences, with a particular focus on the North Portland community;
  2. Continue to develop interdisciplinary initiatives to raise the quality of STEM education for UP students;
  3. Provide professional development opportunities on STEM pedagogical issues for University of Portland faculty.
  4. Serve as a repository for STEM education ideas and resources for the University and North Portland community;
  5. Advance research on STEM education.