STEM Resources

Education Organizations

The Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching empower and inspire college and university instructors to transform STEM education through evidence-based teaching practices. The Summer Institutes are dedicated to STEM education reform, improving science literacy, attracting more diverse students to research and increasing the number of students who become scientists at colleges and universities across the United States.

SABER is a scientific community whose members develop theory and generate evidence with the goal of improving biology education. SABER fosters Biology Education Research (BER) and its dissemination by defining the standards for BER practice, supporting the BER community through training and faculty development programs, and fostering collaborations among BER investigators

The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education incorporated as a non profit, 501c3 organization in April, 2016. PULSE originated in October, 2012 as an initiative launched by a group of program officers from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS/NIH). This steering committee* convened a meeting of 40 Vision and Change Leadership Fellows that had demonstrated experience as change agents at Associate’s, Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral/research universities.

One-stop shop for UCSB scientists and engineers, designs and evaluates training programs for UCSB students and researchers

Teaching Resources

The aim of this special issue is to provide concise and accessible advice on how to engage effectively, as well as share valuable practice gained from successful long-term science communication initiatives – thus providing ideas to all those who want to engage with the public, policy makers or other scientists, or are engaging already. This issue is written for scientists working in the field of the biomedical sciences (and beyond), but will hopefully also be seen as a helpful resource for academic & professional science communicators.

Hundreds of free  science education resources

GSA links to Online Resource Room, Labs and Exercises, and Genetics Learning Framework of core learning objectives.

Evidence-based teaching resources for undergraduate biology education

The mission of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science at the University at Buffalo is to promote the development and dissemination of materials and practices for case teaching in the sciences. 

Education Projects

Association of American Colleges & Universities STEM higher education reform center dedicated to empowering STEM faculty, including those from underrepresented groups, to graduate more students in STEM fields who are competitively trained and liberally educated.

The AAU STEM Initiative supports evidence-based teaching practice and influences the culture of STEM departments at AAU universities so that faculty members are encouraged to use student-centered, evidence-based, active learning pedagogy in their classes.

Education Funding Sources

DUE's programs are intended to strengthen STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities by improving curricula, instruction, laboratories, infrastructure, assessment, diversity of students and faculty, and collaborations

Sustained scientific excellence depends on the development of future scientists who come from all backgrounds and who are provided opportunities to actively learn in an inclusive environment. HHMI is committed to supporting these efforts through thoughtful investment in individuals, programs and initiatives

The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability

Education Journals

American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Cell Biology

American Association for the Advancement of Science

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


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