Current Programs

CSME programs enhance K-12 teaching, engage K-12 students, and empower undergraduates. View our current programs below, or use the red buttons to view programs by category.


Complete Program List:

  • College of Science Internship Program, administered by CSME, connects UofU undergraduate students with off-campus internship opportunities.
  • CSME Exchange brown-bag seminars provide an informal setting for math and science faculty discussions about current issues in undergraduate education.
  • Elementary STEM endorsement is offered for elementary teachers in partnership with the Urban Institute for Teacher Education and Granite and Salt Lake City school districts.
  • Hugo Rossi Lectures explore contemporary issues in K-16 math and science education.
  • Learning Assistant (LA) Program facilitates the recruitment of LAs for undergraduate courses.
  • Master of Science for Secondary School Teachers (MSSST) provides content-area training and research opportunities for licensed science teachers.
  • REFUGES includes: 1)  afterschool program for under-represented and refugee students in grades 7-12;  2) bridge program for incoming university minority, women, and refugee students.
  • SEEd Swap provides professional learning support to 6-8th grade teachers to successfully implement Utah’s new Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) standards.
  • STEM Mentors are undergraduate students who receive science communication training and mentoring while they partner with K-12 teachers.
  • Teacher Research Fellows participate in a workshop and a four-week lab or field experience working alongside a university faculty member.
  • UPSTEM, funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), supports faculty learning communities, inclusive curricula, and improved degree pathways for pre-transfer and post-transfer students from Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).
  • U-S2TEM, offered in partnership with the Global Change & Sustainability Center, provides undergraduates with scholarships, mentoring, and research opportunities.
  • USEF, the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair, is an annual competition for students in grades 5-12.
  • Workshop on Earth Science from Navajo and Western Perspectives  provides an intensive, field-based experience for teachers.

CE5A5251_2For information about other CSME initiatives, you may also view our projects in development and our previous projects.