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:

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