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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

  • Registration for the 2016 Women in Science Conference is now open. The keynote speaker is Dr. Angela Pannier of Biological Systems Engineering at UNL.
  • Check out the results of the 2015 Math Day competition, in which Lincoln East took home first place in Class I in both the bowl and PROBE I competitions.
  • More than 100 Nebraska high schools will bring 1,657 students to the 26th annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln Math Day on Nov. 19. The event is hosted by the Department of Mathematics. Lincoln Southeast High School is bringing a record number of 119 students to Math Day this year.
  • The MoSAIC Festival, a traveling exhibit celebrating the Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry and Culture, will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Nebraska Union. The free public festival consists of lectures, hands-on workshops, short films and an art exhibit. Presentation topics include origami, famed graphic artist M.C. Escher, tessellations, Persian mosaics, geometry and design, ceramics and quilting. Activities and workshops scheduled for Nov. 14 will feature mathematical content aimed at higher-level audiences, while the Nov. 15 workshops are especially suited for families and students in grades 5-12. For more information, click here.
  • 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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