UM Innovations in STEM Education Initiative

The University of Mississippi has launched an initiative to address critical national, state, and local needs for a more STEM-educated workforce and citizenry.


  • Increase the # of STEM graduates, especially among underrepresented groups.
  • Ensure all UM STEM graduates have 21st century skills and a broad understanding of the role of science in society.
  • Increase the number of K-12 science teachers who can inspire and prepare students to pursue STEM education and careers.
  • Improve "science literacy"
  • Provide the facilities and infrastructure needed to achieve these goals.

Working Groups: (proposed)

  • Innovative Teaching & Learning
  • Student Recruitment, Retention, and Career Placement
  • Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development
  • Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
  • Public Outreach and Engagement
  • Facilities and Infrastructure

STEM Education Programs at UM:


An online discussion group has been created at to facilitate communication and collaboration among stakeholders in the University of Mississippi Innovations in STEM Education Initiative.

To request an invitation to join the online discussion, to suggest corrections or updates to this Web page, or to learn more about, contribute to, or to become engaged in the UM Innovations in STEM Education Initiative, contact the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs at 662-915-7583 or