James Madison University


About the Center

The Center for STEM Education and Outreach is a vehicle to coordinate and connect activities across our campus with partners in K-12 schools and others interested in STEM.  Supporting faculty, staff, and students who focus on STEM, the Center sponsors events and activities to bring interested parties together and to feature best practices and innovations developed across the country in STEM Education.  We also serve as an organizing point for large-scale projects on campus to help improve STEM education across the educational system.

One goal for the Center is to serve as a point of coordination and connection to the range of resources available at JMU - people, places, and curriculum.  This website is the portal through which you can access many of these unique resources.  

JMU has a long history with K-12 education.  As we start our 2nd Century as an institution, we want to promote a focus on STEM education by offering opportunities for students, teachers and other interested parties to engage with these key areas and ultimately contribute to the national effort to improve STEM education.

Mission Statement

The STEM Education and Outreach Center's mission is to foster high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students in grades K-16. We work with students, teachers, parents, policymakers and the general public by supporting high quality curriculum and professional development and sharing the many resources of JMU faculty, staff, and students with schools across Virginia. We serve as a point of collaboration and connection for faculty and staff on campus and we collaborate with internal and external partners on sponsored projects to improve STEM learning and teaching.


  • Build and support web portal to JMU STEM Education and Outreach faculty and activities.
  • Build communities and collaborations on- and off-campus to support STEM Education and Outreach
  • Sponsor events focusing on improving K-16 STEM Education