STEM Education Excellence

Our Office of STEM Education Excellence (STEMx) supports college instructors, faculty and departments with undergraduate education initiatives to spur transformative teaching and learning experiences.

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STEMx Purpose

In the College of Natural Sciences, we believe in creating teaching and learning environments where students gain the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to change the world. The college Office of STEM Education Excellence (STEMx) offers a wide range of STEM teaching and learning resources for college instructors.

Discover current STEMx programs & activities

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Teaching & Learning Resources

STEMx empowers instructors at all levels as they become world-class educators and facilitates collaborations to create challenging and impactful experiences and programs to help students thrive.

upcoming faculty trainings & activities

Undergraduate course assistant resources

Graduate student TA & postdoc lecturer resources

teaching resources for All current instructors 
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How STEMx Works

STEMx helps students excel at learning and helps faculty embrace joy in teaching. We accomplish this through programs and activities that:

  • collaborate with instructors, departments and leaders to flexibly adapt to current needs;
  • inspire instructors to promote changes that positively impact student success;
  • support large-scale impact, including through structural and systematic improvements;
  • discover, develop and support novel insights in STEM teaching and learning; and
  • bring instructors together for connection, professional growth and career development.

Meet the Team

Experienced professionals—with diverse backgrounds in STEM fields, education and research—bring a passion for advancing evidence-based teaching practices and effective instructional designs at scale to their work with college faculty and other instructors.

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Kristin D. Patterson

  • Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Assistant Dean for STEM Education Excellence
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Biology Instructional Office
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Keely Finkelstein

  • Associate Professor of Instruction
  • Faculty Assistant Director of STEMx
  • Astronomy
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Amanda Hager

  • Associate Professor of Instruction
  • STEM Education Fellow
  • Mathematics
Building: PMA
Room Number:10.11
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Jo-anne Holley

  • Associate Professor of Practice
  • STEM Education Fellow
  • Freshman Research Initiative
  • Integrative Biology
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Lindsey Jones

  • STEMx Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Eric Smith

  • Research Associate
  • STEMx Education Fellow, Student Engagement
  • College of Natural Sciences
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Jessica Wandelt

  • Advising Continuum Coordinator
  • STEMx Education Fellow, Health Professions Pathways
  • College of Natural Sciences