The Center of Excellence in STEM Education (CESE) at East Tennessee State University is a collaborative partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Technology, and the Clemmer College.
CESE aims to support and connect students, PK-12 educators, higher education faculty members, and community members in their STEM teaching and learning efforts. Our projects include
The Eastman Scholar MathElites and SciencElites programs were built on a strong partnership among Eastman, East Tennessee State University, and seven school districts in Northeast Tennessee. The project seeks to address the changing and more challenging state math and science standards by increasing teacher content and pedagogical knowledge, increasing student learning, increasing the number of teachers participating in standards-based professional development, providing training on standards-based resources and materials, and increasing the number of highly-qualified mathematics and science teachers. More about the Program ETSU - More Information
Led by Dr. Chiche Tai, Integrating STEM and Literacy with Computation in Elementary Education (iSLICEE) funded by the United States Department of Education's Teacher Quality Program between 10/1/2018 and 9/30/2023.
The iSLICEE is an elementary education program that supports teaching candidates to learn how to incorporate digital learning and teaching skills into the classroom as well as computational thinking and STEM techniques.
ETSU Governor’s School: Integration of Biological & Statistical Sciences. The overarching goal of the Governor’s School is to broaden the student’s appreciation and knowledge of biology and mathematics through exposure to and integration of a wide range of contemporary biological and mathematical topics. In each case, model building and data analysis will play a critical role and will be interwoven in a statistical and biological context. Students will be engaged in the scientific method via hands-on research experiences. More Information
Niswonger's STEM.LD Project
ETSU faculty and staff are partnering with Niswonger on their federally-funded STEM.LD project, focused on innovative STEM education in NE TN through professional learning and partnerships.