The mission of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (CeMaST) is to stimulate, conduct, and support integrative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education activities and scholarship.
CeMaST's Goals are aligned with Illinois State University's strategic plan, Educating Illinois 2013-2018: Individualized Attention, Shared Aspirations. The Illinois State University campus community is committed to the pursuit of learning and scholarship, individualized attention, public opportunity, diversity, and civic engagement. CeMaST contributes to these core values by pursuing and supporting scholarship in STEM education for all students. In addition, CeMaST seeks to build on its stellar record; of quality achievements in meeting the demand for leadership in curriculum, service, and research related to the integration of mathematics, science, and technology in education.
CeMaST pursues and supports the development of funded activities and research that promote the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, CeMaST strives to help shape campus STEM priorities by promoting the state and national STEM agenda to further educational innovation and research. This goal aligns with Educating Illinois 2013-2018: Goal 2.
CeMaST strives to support connections between disciplines on campus as they pursue STEM activities and research. In addition, CeMaST fosters connections between all educational levels from K-12 through graduate school and between academia, industry, and professional societies. This goal aligns with Educating Illinois 2013-2018: Goal 3.
CeMaST has a long history of pursuing projects that encourage and assist individuals within underrepresented groups in attaining excellence in STEM fields by cultivating partnerships to engage students and the public in STEM activities, fostering an awareness of STEM and generating a more scientifically-literate public, and enriching the community through diverse partnerships and promoting an organizational culture that values diversity in all its forms. CeMaST is committed to continuing these efforts. This goal aligns with Educating Illinois 2013-2018: Goal 1.For more information about CeMaST, please contact us. We would be happy to talk with you more about our mission, goals, services, and projects.