Welcome to the UCA STEM Institute

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The UCA Institute for STEM Professional Development and Education Research (UCA STEM Institute) plays a vital role in support of the University’s mission in teacher education in science and mathematics. The Institute provides high quality, innovative STEM educational opportunities through developing partnerships, professional development, research, K-12 outreach, and sharing of instructional resources. These activities are aligned with state and national initiatives and contribute to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ vision of being a national leader in STEM education.

We aspire to be the premier institute for development, use and promotion of research-proven pedagogies and rigorous content in P-16 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Arkansas and to be recognized as a leader in this area nationally.


We provide a variety of services and events for both students and teachers to participate in. Please click one of the buttons below for more information on each:

PD for Students    PD for Teachers    Resources

Click Here to View Open House Pictures!!!

On November 18, 2015, the STEM Institute held an Open House to inform the community of all of the great PD training and resources we have available to teachers!  We would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to visit with us and see what we offer to the teaching community!  Special thanks to President Tom Courtway, Dr. Steve Runge, Senator Jason Rapert, Mr. Richie Arnold, representatives from the ADE, and all of the Deans and school representatives that came to visit with us.  We had a great time!