COSMIC (Center of Science and Mathematics in Context)
- UMass Boston Receives $1.45 Million as UTeach Program Expands to Campus (December 2014) The National Math and Science Initiative announced this month that UMass Boston is one of five universities selected to join a national network of universities in the expansion of the UTeach STEM teacher preparation program. UMass Boston and the other schools launching UTeach programs will each receive $1.45 million over five years.
Welcome to the Center of Science and Mathematics in Context (COSMIC). Established in fall 2004, COSMIC is a joint venture of the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Science and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
COSMIC has several related goals. As the university looks toward its responsibility of preparing students for a wide spectrum of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, COSMIC sees, as one of its roles, ensuring that students receive the best educational experience possible. On another front, COSMIC provides support for science teachers beginning with their teacher training at UMass and continuing with professional development through their teaching career path as novice teachers, experienced teachers, and as teacher leaders. For the pre-college students, COSMIC develops innovative science curriculum materials and conducts research studies on their effectiveness. COSMIC also pursues projects that encourage pre-college students to consider science related careers and to participate in courses and activities that can lead in this direction.
Please take a look around at our current projects. Let us hear from you. What are your interests and your needs? How can we work together to move science education forward?
(Thank you to the Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for compiling this group)