C-STEMEC is a consortium of four STEM-focused
university centers in Chicago.
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DePaul University STEM Center
The mission of the STEM Center at DePaul University is to coordinate and/or contribute to the development, implementation, and management of science and mathematics programs aligned with the mission of the university.

The major goals of the Center are:

  • Develop and provide support for extracurricular science and mathematics programs within the university.
  • Seek external funds for science and mathematics students and departments and administer and support programs developed with such funds.
  • Develop and provide support for mathematics and science programs for K-12 teachers.

More information about DePaul University STEM Center can be found here.

The Logos Consulting Group, LLC

The Logos Consulting Group, LLC is the external evaluator for C-STEMEC work. The mission of the Logos Consulting Group, LLC is to assist organizations and individuals in enhancing their evaluation utilization in order to improve programs, policies, and organizations. In executing its mission, the Logos Consulting Group undertakes the following types of activities for clients: conducts formative and summative program evaluation studies, provides technical assistance for building organizational evaluation capacity, and delivers strategic consulting services especially around STEM education issues. Clients and collaborators include: universities, government agencies, school districts, foundations, community not-for-profit groups, and private sector companies.

More information about The Logos Consulting Group, LLC can be found here.

Loyola University of Chicago Center for Science and Math Education

The Loyola University Chicago Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) supports the implementation of high quality mathematics and science education in Chicago area schools. Working with both public and private school district leaders, CSME supports teachers and schools through professional development opportunities and through the administration of courses for inservice teachers seeking an endorsement in mathematics or science. Other CSME work includes an active science and mathematics education research agenda and both internal and external evaluation of education programs in mathematics, science and other educational reform efforts. We receive funding for our work from government agencies and private foundations.

More information about the Loyola University of Chicago Center for Science and Math Education can be found here.

University of Chicago Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education

CEMSE is a Research and Development Center that resides within the Physical Sciences Division (PSD) of the University of Chicago. CEMSE continues the University of Chicago’s long-standing commitment to improving precollege education and aims to support high quality mathematics and science instruction and learning for all students. Through the sharing of knowledge and the creation of useful products and programs, CEMSE seeks to make a positive difference for mathematics and science instruction throughout the nation.

CEMSE is the institutional home of the authors of Everyday Mathematics (EM), a research-based pre-K through grade 6 mathematics curriculum. Both the work of our tool development group and our research support the ongoing development of EM.

CEMSE’s work comprises three components: (1) Research and Evaluation, (2) Tool Development, and (3) School Support Services. Separately, each of these components is a necessary part of improving mathematics and science education. Within CEMSE, they inform one another and constitute a rigorous, comprehensive approach to supporting high quality education.

More information about CEMSE can be found here.

University of Chicago at Illinois Learning Sciences Research Institute

UIC’s Learning Sciences Research Institute is a unique organization that seeks to create new, improved and equitable learning environments for 21st century learners.

It is the nation’s only institute that takes a two-part course toward studying interdisciplinary approaches to the difficult, systemic problems of learning that trouble society today: through careful, groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research on teaching and learning, and by supporting a graduate program that cultivates learning sciences researchers of the future.

More information about the UIC Learning Sciences Research Institute can be found here.