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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.

The CSMCE assists not only faculty and organizations across campus but also education-focused organizations associated with the university community to host events, conferences, or workshops both in-person and online. Center staff members bring expertise in Zoom conferences and webinars, event planning and on-site coordination, design of promotional posters, written marketing communications, copy editing of proposals, and the creation and design of nametags, programs, and web pages.

News and Events

  • Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor of science education in the College of Education and Human Sciences’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, has been named a senior advisor in the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education.
  • High school students can RSVP now for the new UNL Math Circle events, which begin Feb. 15, 2022, in person on the UNL City Campus and are led by Dr. Jack Jeffries in the Department of Mathematics. At least one session per semester will be directed in Spanish.
  • Join us early, before the NATM Conference, for a Math Teachers' Circle on Sunday, March 27, in Kearney. Learn more
  • Two Math in the Middle graduates are co-authors on books recently released by NCTM and Corwin Mathematics. Order here the newest release of NCTM's Becoming a Teacher of Mathematical Modeling for the Grades 6-12 teaching band, co-authored by former Lincoln Public Schools teacher and Math in the Middle graduate Mary Alice Carlson, who is now an associate professor of mathematics education at Montana State University. Delise Andrews, the grades 3-5 math coordinator at Lincoln Public Schools, is a co-author of Classroom-Ready Rich Math Tasks, Grades K-1: Engaging Students in Doing Math and Classroom-Ready Rich Math Tasks, Grades 4-5: Engaging Students in Doing Math by Corwin Press.
  • Scottsbluff High School's own Ava Imhof writes about the culmination of 15 years of dedication by teacher Shelby Aaberg as the SHS Math Club sponsor and how the students' hard work is paying off for them at Math Day.
  • The third Nebraska Summit on Math and Science Education has been postponed to Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A conference pre-session will take place on Friday evening, June 3, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites. Registration is now open.
  • For the Spring 2022 semester, the Department of Mathematics is offering three online courses that have been designed with teachers and the work they do teaching mathematics in mind, including the popular new course Math 893: History of Mathematics, Math 805T: Discrete Mathematics, and Math 814T: Linear Algebra for Teachers. See more on the MAT degree website.

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