SIUE STEM Center’s New Location in Science East Enhances Opportunities for Collaboration and Community Building
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach welcomes students, educators and community members to its new location in the renovated Science Building East, room 1276.
The STEM Center’s vibrant, expanded new location is advancing its mission of building a community of researchers and educators, who together innovate ways to engage students and the public in STEM.
Among the Center’s new features are:
- A technologically advanced classroom with movable furniture, a wall-to-wall projection system, equipment storage space and lab surfaces
- An expanded resource center that maintains a library of materials for area educators at every grade level and content area
- Light, open gathering spaces that invite collaboration and community building
- Additional classrooms and meeting spaces that accommodate various size groups and aid in outreach program curriculum development and implementation
“The SIUE STEM Center is a leader in transformative STEM education programming and community engagement,” said STEM Center Director Sharon Locke, PhD. “Our innovative strategies and best practices are nationally recognized.”
“We are thrilled with our new space that offers a welcoming and conducive environment for developing, strengthening and promoting STEM research, education, and outreach at SIUE and in the region,” Locke added. “We invite the SIUE and surrounding communities to explore our many resources and programming opportunities. Together, we can advance STEM education.”
The SIUE STEM Resource Center is open to the public. Staff consultations are available by appointment from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Center staff will also make appointments to accommodate teacher schedules. To make an appointment, call 618-650-3065.
For more information on the SIUE STEM Center, visit SIUESTEMCenter.org.
Photo: The SIUE STEM Center’s new location in Science Building East is abuzz with activity as Candi Johnson assists senior Ricky Wells (front), while other faculty and staff collaborate on projects.