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About the Center

The mission of  i2STEMed is to provide professional development, engage in community outreach and seek external funding to promote STEM teaching and learning in both formal and informal educational settings.

The original STEM Institute was founded in 2012 with the guidance of College of Education’s Robert Mayes, Ph.D., professor of STEM education. Together, Mayes, COE Associate Dean for Administration and Faculty Affairs Tracy Linderholm, Ph.D., and Karin Scarpinato, a former associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM), proposed a University-wide program to promote STEM education across campus with support from former COE Dean Thomas Koballa, Ph.D., and upper administration. All colleges at the University participated in the development and implementation of i2STEMe.

The  i2STEMed Goals:

  • 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.
  • Establish interdisciplinary STEM education programs for teachers, faculty and students.
  • Provide expertise in the development, submission, implementation, and evaluation of grants and projects.

Last updated: 7/7/2021