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Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education (CSMCE) is to support UNL faculty engaged in educational activities focused on improving the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at both the PK-12 and collegiate level. With support from UNL’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the CSMCE works to build partnerships among leaders in the higher education and PK-12 education sectors that further our basic mission.

News and Events

  • Nearly 300 students and educators from 37 states, the District of Columbia and Canada will make their way to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 18th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics on Jan. 29-31, 2016.
  • Dr. Troy Sadler, professor of science education at the University of Missouri and director of the ReSTEM Institute: Reimagining and Researching STEM Education, will speak at UNL on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Henzlik Hall Auditorium. His talk, "Socio-scientific Issues as a Central Element of Scientific Literacy: Toward a Framework for K-16 Teaching and Learning," is sponsored by IANR's Science Literacy program at UNL.
  • Registration for the 2016 Women in Science Conference is now open. The keynote speaker is Dr. Angela Pannier of Biological Systems Engineering at UNL.
  • Congratulations to the four Primarily Math teachers and one New Teacher Network teacher who earned master's degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Dec. 18, 2015. All four Primarily Math teachers were from Omaha Public Schools. Jennifer Kaminski and Miranda McAreavey Mull of Benson West Elementary, Angela Rosenthal of Masters Elementary, and Megan Zitek of Western Hills Magnet received their Master of Arts degrees from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. The group included three teachers from the OPS TLA’s first cohort of Primarily Math and one from the NSF-funded NebraskaMATH cohort 4 in Omaha. Lee Plath of Culler Middle School in Lincoln Public Schools earned his Master of Arts for Teachers (MAT) degree from the Department of Mathematics. Plath was in the New Teacher Network and the LPS Title 1 cohort of Math in the Middle.
  • Primarily Math has received a $53,700 grant award from Women Investing in Nebraska. UNL will use the funding to offer Primarily Math, which started with NebraskaMATH in 2009, to even more high-need school districts across the state. It helps grades K-3 teachers with their own knowledge of mathematics and improves the teaching of mathematics in primary school grades. Primarily Math will begin assembling a cohort in 2016. The WIN grant will be used to partially fund tuition for accepted teachers.

NebraskaMATH Final Report 2015

Over the past six years, the $9.3 million NSF-funded NebraskaMATH grant has impacted more than 700 teacher leaders across the state. The "NebraskaMATH Final Report,” published in 2015, showcases the scope of the grant’s three core programs, Primarily Math, New Teacher Network and Nebraska Algebra, as well as the programs that grew from them. Funded by the National Science Foundation, NebraskaMATH thanks not only the NSF for its support, but also the many teachers who have taken our courses and have gone back into their classrooms dedicated to the young people of Nebraska. It’s been an inspiration to collaborate with all of you. Download a copy of the final report by clicking on the image of the report.



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