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Initiative

STEM Central

We seek to empower the STEM higher education community in a collective movement to transform STEM education, particularly toward the goal of broadening participation in STEM.

STEM Central, an online networking platform of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and its Project Kaleidoscope, serves as a resource for networks of STEM faculty communities working to improve and transform undergraduate STEM education in the United States through the study and practice of broadening participation.

Our new website is a powerful community development platform designed specifically to support STEM faculty, education researchers, administrators, funders, directors, coordinators, evaluators, and leaders at every level with the tools they need to achieve their goals in the realm of STEM higher education reform.

STEM Central’s core values are to provide a safe and supportive place for STEM faculty to connect, learn, share, and discover, together for the purposes of broadening participation in undergraduate STEM education. At STEM Central, we hope to inspire you to Think. Lead. Know. Differently such that our faculty are fully empowered to lead change to address the needs of students, regardless of their backgrounds. Let’s work together toward real change in how we can better recruit, retain, and graduate more diverse STEM students.

STEM Central supports communities of practice by offering a platform for networking and showcasing events, resources, and projects aimed at undergraduate STEM education reform. As a member of STEM Central, you can connect and collaborate with colleagues across the nation, engage in meaningful discussions, share your ideas and expertise, and learn from experts on topics of interest to you. It is our hope that by engaging with STEM Central, you will move closer to reaching your professional goals.


Welcome to the new STEM Central

We seek to empower the STEM higher education community in a collective movement to transform STEM education, particularly toward the goal of broadening participation in STEM. To meet the growing needs of STEM faculty and administrators, we rebuilt STEM Central on a new platform with powerful networking and community building functions.