About the Institute

The Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i2STEMe) will establish collaborative interdisciplinary programs committed to excellence in K-20 STEM teaching and learning, with a focus on rural, diverse, low SES, and under-represented populations. We want to expand and capitalize on Georgia Southern’s excellent track record for graduating minority students in STEM areas. To this end, the i2STEMe will strive to create broadly inclusive partnerships across academia, business, education, and research centers in Southeast Georgia, support professional development, outreach, curricular development, innovative courses, and research in STEM education through grant funded projects, and establish interdisciplinary STEM education master’s and Ph.D. programs. The Institute will address problems indigenous to the rural environments of the region, including issues of cultural diversity and cultural relevance within our diverse population, matters of equitable access to STEM for low SES students, and concerns about the relevance of STEM for rural students. Long-term goals of the Institute are to establish partnerships across Georgia, the southeastern region of the United States, nationally, and even internationally to address issues of STEM education in rural areas.

Mission

The mission of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education is to establish collaborative interdisciplinary programs committed to excellence in STEM teaching and learning in both formal K-20 education and informal settings.

Our Purpose

The Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i²STEMe) aims to establish collaborative interdisciplinary programs committed to excellence in K-20 STEM teaching and learning, with a focus on rural, diverse, low SES, and under-represented populations.

We want to expand and capitalize on Georgia Southern’s excellent track record for graduating minority students in STEM areas. To this end, the i²STEMe will strive to create broadly inclusive partnerships across academia, business, education, and research centers in Southeast Georgia, support professional development, outreach, curricular development, innovative courses, and research in STEM education through grant funded projects, and establish interdisciplinary STEM education master’s and Ph.D. programs.

The Institute will address problems indigenous to the rural environments of the region, including issues of cultural diversity and cultural relevance within our diverse population, matters of equitable access to STEM for low SES students, and concerns about the relevance of STEM for rural students.

Long-term goals of the Institute are to establish partnerships across Georgia, the southeastern region of the United States, nationally, and even internationally to address issues of STEM education in rural areas.

The i2STEMe will strive to:

  • Create broadly inclusive partnerships across academia, business, education, and research centers in the coastal plain of Georgia
  • Support professional development, outreach, curricular development, and research in STEM education through
    • custom designed projects
    • grant funded projects
    • research projects
    • summer experiences
  • Establish interdisciplinary STEM education programs for teachers, faculty and students through
    • Professional development programs
    • Interdisciplinary STEM courses
  • Provide expertise in the development, submission, implementation, and evaluation of grants and projects through
    • identifying funding opportunities
    • collaborative partnership development
    • reviewing proposals
    • assisting with proposal submission
    • assisting with development of supplemental documents such as current/pending, data plans
    • addressing broader impact initiatives
    • addressing evaluation component
    • assisting with purchasing and planning events

Who we are

 

Dr. Kania Greer, Project Development Specialist

Dr. Greer works to develop grant collaborations around K-20 STEM Education. Collaborations consist of post-secondary faculty, school systems, business partners, and research institution across Georgia and the country. In addition, she assists with the administration of funded proposals and promotes STEM Outreach. If you are interested in partnering on a proposal, have an idea for a proposal, or would like to discuss how the Institute can work with you, please contact Kania Greer at kagreer@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-2549.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lisa Stueve, STEM InK Executive Director

Executive Director of STEM InK will work to support the mission and vision of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education while creating opportunities to collaborate with all stakeholders, schools, systems, research facilities and businesses to promote Authentic Engaging STEM Interdisciplinary Knowledge World – Wide. You can contact Lisa Stueve at lstueve@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5151.

Last updated: 11/21/2017

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education Georgia Southern University College of Education PO Box 8013 Statesboro, GA 30460 (912) 478-2549