Institute's Program to Raise STEM Scores in Indiana High Schools Wins Grant

Author: Bill Schmitt

The Indiana Commission for Higher education has awarded a $267,000 grant to support the teacher development work of the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN), a STEM-disciplines learning initiative administered by the University of Notre Dame.

AP-TIP IN, directed by Karen Morris in Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, will use the additional funding to sustain its innovative professional development for Indiana educators. Conferences and other collaborations with public high school teachers will help their students earn college credits in science, math, and English courses at participating schools statewide.…

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Captivating Kids About Engineering Drives New STEM Scholarship, Earns NSF Grant

Author: Bill Schmitt


How can engineering exprience for families with young children spark interest and understanding in engineering for traditionally underrepresented youth? A research study aimed at exploring that question has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Led in part by Institute for Educational Initiatives Fellow Gina Navoa Svarovsky, the "Head Start on Engineering" project will investigate strategies to cultivate engineering interest among families with young children at informal locations such as museums and the home.

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Trustey Family
STEM Teaching Fellows

Question: What can improve the state of STEM Education for our nation's children?

Answer: Great Teachers!

The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows targets teachers who are deeply committed to helping all children engage and excel in the STEM disciplines. Learn more about this fully funded fellowship and help improve STEM Education in your school!

The dates for the 2015 Summer Institute are July 20th to July 31st.







To be a premier, transformative center for the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, especially for children of underserved populations.


Animated by the mission of the University of Notre Dame, the Center for STEM Education, through research and the translation of research into practice, helps all students, especially those underserved and those in Catholic schools, engage and excel in STEM disciplines.