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Resources for K-12 and Informal STEM Educators

  • Professional Development

    We provide customized STEM professional development, according to your organization's needs. We try our best to keep our PD offerings at a reasonable cost, which covers our time, travel, and materials/supplies. PD is charged on a sliding scale according to the district's published evidence-based funding tier at Illinois Report Card.

  • Smart Grid for Schools

    Illinois electricity producers and distributors have Smart Grid technology across the state. What does this mean for the residential energy consumer? With a grant from the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF), CeMaST works with teachers and students to foster understanding of Smart energy technologies, energy-related career exploration, and energy conservation.

  • High School Research Symposium

    Bring your students to ISU's campus to present their inquiry-based projects from your STEM classroom. Students give a poster presentation of their research and have the opportunity to receive feedback from ISU STEM faculty and graduate students.

  • Midwest Regional Noyce Conference

    CeMaST hosts the Midwest Regional Noyce Conference, which invites all Noyce program affiliates to network and engage in professional development each October.

  • K-12 STEM Curricula

    These curriculum materials allow students to conduct inquiry-based activities as they explore and apply concepts, leading to a greater STEM understanding. Many of the curricula are the result of several years of work by scores of educators with nation-wide field testing and assessment.

  • STEM Challenges

    Hosted by the Illinois Science & Technology Institute, STEM Challenges are real-world projects that create opportunities for high school students. Students and mentors from STEM Challenge industry partners collaborate over the course of six months to explore, create, and build innovative solutions.