Are you a STEM classroom teacher in the state of Maine?
Join our community of over 1000 PK-16+ educators in improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in Maine. This community is focused on developing and implementing evidenced-based practices to better our teaching in STEM content areas.
The mission of the Maine STEM Partnership is to build and sustain a diverse, statewide community that strengthens PK-16+ STEM education by promoting rich, research-supported classroom experiences that deepen learning and engage all students. This community seeks to build STEM literacy and career competency and to encourage students to become STEM educators and education researchers.
"The MSP has influenced my teaching by giving me a community of professional educators that support me and I support them"
- Middle School Teacher
The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) is an interdisciplinary center organized to conduct research, graduate education, and professional development, and to build community partnerships focused on improving the research and research-based practice of STEM education at all levels of instruction. Members of the RiSE Center include faculty,
staff, and graduate students engaged in education research across multiple STEM departments and the College of Education at the University of Maine.
RiSE faculty, staff, students, and collaborators contribute to knowledge of teaching and learning across STEM subject areas, with significant national and international contributions in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Education, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
The RiSE Center provides education and professional development for emerging educators through undergraduate and graduate opportunities, including teaching and research assistantships, a Master of Science in Teaching degree with a teacher certification option, and an interdisciplinary STEM Education PhD program.
The RiSE Center also facilitates community partnerships with K-12 schools and school districts, teachers, university faculty, and other organizational partners in Maine and beyond to improve STEM education and teacher preparation through research-supported practices.