Through collaborations with university departments, business and industry, and schools, the Center for STEM Education translates the findings of educational research into practices that benefit students and teachers.

C-STEM administers the AP Institute and Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics throughout June and July.

The Center is located at 1038 W. H. Smith Blvd., Suite 102 off of Dickinson Avenue. Please call for directions (252-328-6885).

Our Vision

The vision for the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (C-STEM) is to leverage the resources of The University of North Carolina System, in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI), community, and schools to promote quantitative and scientific literacy for all North Carolina citizens. Through collaborations with these partners C-STEM translates the findings of educational research into best practices that benefit the science and mathematics education curriculum at all levels.

Our Mission

  • Improving the quality and quantity of K-12 teachers of science and mathematics;
  •  Providing strong experiences in science and mathematics for all K-16 students while increasing the number of graduates pursuing careers in STEM disciplines;
  •  Creating a supportive environment for multidisciplinary research, evaluation, and assessment while bridging the gap between educators and STEM professionals; and
  • Encouraging community engagement that leads to increased university partnerships with school districts, business and industry, and the community.
Center News
College of Education alums honored with teaching awards
Two East Carolina University College of Education alumni were recently honored with teaching awards in North Carolina. Julie Brickhouse, a special education teacher at Wahl Coates Elementary School of the Arts, was named the Pitt County Schools Teacher of the Year on Wednesday, March 14, at Rock Springs Center. In addition to earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the ECU College of Education, Brickhouse has many other ties to the college: Serving as a part-time instructor in the adapted and general curriculum programs Continue reading →

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C.M. Eppes Middle School science teacher recipient of inaugural John C. Park Scholarship
When the opportunity came to attend the annual National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education, Allie Smith, an eighth-grade science teacher at C.M. Eppes Middle School in Greenville, jumped at the chance. The opportunity arose through a new annual award for science teachers in eastern North Carolina — the John C. Park Scholarship — established by East Carolina University College of Education Taft Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Dr. Leonard Annetta. The scholarship, launched in 2018 by Annetta and the ECU Center for Continue reading →

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Rural Education Project Lands $999,751 Grant
Bringing computer science and computational thinking to rural school districts is the goal behind the iCS4All project, which the NSF recently awarded a $999,751 grant. The project, named Integrating the Computer Science for All Initiative in Three Rural Eastern NC School Districts (iCS4All), will be led by principal investigator Matt Militello, the ECU College of Education’s Wells Fargo Distinguished Professor in Educational Leadership, co-principal investigator Martin Reardon, assistant professor in education leadership, and include partnerships with the ECU Department of Computer Science, and the Friday Continue reading →

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Contact Us

For more information about our programs, please contact:

Mr. Shawn Moore
Interim Director
Building 159