Regional STEM Education Center


Recognizing the growing need for college graduates from the fields of science, health science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Bloomsburg University's STEM Education Center has been established to address this need through a wide range of programming focused on:

  • STEM pipeline development (K-12)
  • professional development of teachers in collaboration with regional districts
  • cutting-edge research in STEM education
  • innovative college programs based on pedagogies that produce graduates prepared for success in STEM fields

STEM Education Center Goals

  • Develop a Regional STEM Magnet School for high school students that becomes a nationally recognized model for partnering with regional school districts, business and industry to produce more high school graduates who are prepared for success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Provide innovative, discovery-based programming for regional elementary and middle school students that develops interest and critical-thinking skills needed for success in the STEM fields, simultaneously preparing a pipeline of STEM Magnet School students.
  • Collaborate with regional school districts to provide professional development opportunities for teachers in the STEM disciplines.
  • Develop university math and science education leaders who can attract external support for research and programming that improves math and science education at the K-12 and college level.

Regional STEM Education Center

Kimberly L. Bolig, Ph.D.
STEM Director, MCHS 3103B
570-389-4608 | kbolig@bloomu.edu

 

STEM Adventure Camps

STEM camps leave lasting impression

Handmade catapults, balloon shooters and hurricane-proof structures were among the many creations taking centerstage at Bloomsburg University’s annual STEM Adventure Camps this summer. Nearly 1,000 students from four area schools converged on campus for a week of exploring ways to grow their science, technical, engineering and math interests and abilities.

“Getting to see that ‘ah-ha!’ moment — seeing the smiles and laughs when singing songs — or just laughing at me because I said something goofy was what really made me realize why I do this,” said Carolann Green, a senior early childhood education major. “I’ve found the career that brings out the best of me.”

Serena Sacher, a senior early childhood education major, saw similar enthusiasm amongst the campers.

“Some of my favorite highlights were getting to work hands-on with students and seeing how excited they were to be on a college campus,” Sacher said. “Many of them told me how they want to come here when they get older, which showed me how enthusiastic they were for the STEM camp and just for learning in general!”