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STEM pattern

STEM pattern

The Center for STEM Education Lab

Center for STEM Education LabThe Notre Dame Center for STEM Education engages in interdisciplinary research focused broadly on topics of STEM teaching and learning. Research is conducted collaboratively among faculty and students across campus and with institutions around the United States.

Trustey Fellows AP-TIP IN

Trustey Fellows

The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a central program of the Center that develops school-teams of teachers’ capacity to effect change in STEM education in their contexts. In addition to a longitudinal professional development community, the program is committed to rigorous quantitative and qualitative research focused on a range of teacher and student outcomes such as better understanding the development of teacher leaders, relating changes in instructional practice to student outcomes, and charting organizational and cultural change via STEM.


As the primary program for supporting teachers and students engaged in Advanced Placement courses in Indiana, the AP TIP research agenda draws on extensive data sets to better understand the impact of the program, especially on underrepresented populations in STEM. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data, this research explores the overall impact of the program during and beyond high school as well as the impact of the program’s various components.