STEM Education and Evaluation
The STEM education and evaluation team at Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning promotes excellence in STEM education both within the Yale community and at colleges and universities throughout the US. We promote and employ evidence-based teaching practices and systems-based evaluation to STEM education through a variety of grant-funded initiatives.
The STEM education and evaluation team is comprised of scientists and educators with backgrounds in psychology, astronomy, math, physics, biology and computer science. Because of this diverse background, our team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach to STEM education and evaluation.
The STEM education and evaluation team is a field leader in systems-based evaluation of STEM education initiatives. We aim to contribute to the national dialogue on evidence-based education by contributing to large-scale grant-funded evaluation initiatives.
These programs include:
The goal of the Yale Scientific Teaching Course is to improve undergraduate STEM education by training Yale graduate students and postdocs to apply the spirit and rigor of research to their teaching.
The Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching provide intensive training in undergraduate instruction for STEM faculty and future faculty at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The STEMinar Series fosters discussion of evidence-based teaching practices among current and future teachers, science educators and researchers at Yale and in our neighboring educational community.
Helmsley Postdoctoral Scholars innovate undergraduate STEM courses at Yale and at our partner institutions, the University of Bridgeport and Housatonic Community College.
A selection of resources for STEM instructors, including recommended publications, books and links.
The STEM Evaluation Program is a field leader in systems-based evaluation of STEM education initiatives. We aim to contribute to the national dialogue on evidence-based education by contributing to large-scale grant-funded evaluation initiatives. Our team embraces interdisciplinary, collaborative, and systems-based approaches to evaluation.
Are you interested in a career in STEM Education? Take a look at the most recent STEM Education job opportunities submitted to the CTL.