The (STEM)2 Network
Sustainable, Transformative Engagement across a Multi-Institution/Multidisciplinary STEM Network
2023 Onboarding Meeting
Hosted by Nassau Community College
Continuing members and new members met to get acquainted, discuss and apply the guiding principles of the Network, and begin or continue work on projects to transform STEM education!
Questions about the Network? Contact one of the leadership team (see the bottom of this page).
Two of our Co-PI's Discuss the Network
The (STEM)2 Network focuses on the pivotal role of faculty in restructuring undergraduate STEM education with the mission of providing an equitable and inclusive system for all students.
The overarching goals for the Network are to:
Enhance undergraduate STEM education by promoting new and strengthening existing collaborations among biology, chemistry, and math faculty at two- and four-year institutions; and
Support faculty in transforming undergraduate STEM education from within the current system.
To achieve these goals, the Network’s activities:
Promote collaboration between two- and four-year institutions through inter-institutional Working Groups;
Create enduring pedagogical collaborations across STEM disciplines through interdisciplinary institutional groups; and
Empower individual faculty to create change in and beyond their classrooms.
Three Foundational Frameworks
Areas of Focus
Various areas of focus have emerged from discussions among Network participants - each tackling undergraduate STEM education from different perspectives. Participants self-select into multidisciplinary, multi-institution Working Groups to develop projects related to their area of interest.
To identify and utilize leverage points with the greatest impact on STEM higher education
To create interdisciplinary collaborations and assess the impacts of explicitly interdisciplinary teaching approaches
To address the specific challenges faced by transfer students
Access to Undergraduate Research
To explore and develop interventions to create more equitable and inclusive access to undergraduate research.
To develop peer-level systems that support students and faculty.
Alison Hyslop, St. John's University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Santangelo, Hofstra University: email@example.com
Eugenia Villa-Cuesta, Adelphi University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence Hobbie, Adelphi University: email@example.com
Jacqueline Lee, Nassau Community College: Jacqueline.Lee@ncc.edu
Peter Novick, Queensborough Community College: PNovick@qcc.cuny.edu
The (STEM)2 Network is funded by a $500,000 NSF Research Coordination Network - Undergraduate Biology Education award (#2121495).