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COSMIC (Center of Science and Mathematics in Context)

Advancing High Quality Teaching and Learning in Science, Math, and Engineering

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?

See where COSMIC and other university-based STEM centers are!

(Thank you to the Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for compiling this group)