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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

  • Join guest speaker Lenny Vermaas on Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. Central for the next Online Nebraska Math Teachers’ Circle! This month's topic is "Using 'Math Routines' to Promote Student Discourse and Develop Conceptual Understanding". RSVP by emailing: nebraskamath@unl.edu. The Zoom Meeting ID is 942 9494 7949.
  • Join the 2021 National Math Festival Live Online Weekend starting Friday, April 16, through Sunday, April 18, 2021! This is an opportunity not to be missed, and we hope math teachers across the state will encourage their students to check out the Festival.
  • Take advantage of web conferencing and online courses by enrolling in one of our 20 graduate courses this summer through the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes. Visit the course catalog. The NMSSI Fellowship application is now open.
  • We are now accepting applications to Math in the Middle from teachers who want to be part of this community of highly qualified teachers of mathematics in grades 4-8. Acceptance to the MAT degree program will be done on a rolling basis.
  • Read the 2020 State of STEM annual report from the Lincoln STEM Ecosystem.
  • Nebraska EPSCoR and the CSMCE will sponsor the 22nd Women in Science Conference on April 9-10, 2021, online. We encourage science teachers to select up to 10 high-school-aged students, of any gender identity, to attend. An additional six names can be added to our waitlist. Registration closes when we reach 200 students.
  • Apply now to be a part of CSForAll: Adapt, Implement, and Research at Nebraska (AIR@NE), an NSF-funded grant that examines the adaptation and implementation of a validated K-8 Computer Science curriculum in diverse school districts. The application for Cohort 3, which will be held fully online, is now open! Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through the spring semester 2021.

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