STEM Higher Education

AAC&U works to advance broad-based systemic innovation to build and sustain strong undergraduate education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. AAC&U does this work through several campus-based initiatives and partnerships.

Campus Models and Case Studies

The Impacts of Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In 1970, after one hundred years as a traditional science and engineering university, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) re-engineered its technological education to a new, student-centered... Read More

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program: Integrating Liberal Arts and STEM

In 2006, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) convened a committee of eighteen of the biggest names in engineering—including former US secretary of defense William Perry and Google cofounder... Read More

Preparing Future STEM Faculty for Diverse Classrooms at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

It’s a common criticism of research-intensive universities that teaching is an afterthought for faculty. The characterization isn’t always fair, but it is true that institutional incentives often... Read More
The iCons Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Problems-Based Science Education: The iCons Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The new Integrated Sciences Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as its name suggests, houses labs and classrooms for students and faculty from several departments. But some of the... Read More
The new sustainability minor brings a formal academic dimension to Winona State’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Developing a Sustainability Ethos at Winona State University

When Winona State University signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007, the university undertook a series of initiatives to reduce the campus’s environmental... Read More