CEMS engages in outreach targeting students, teachers, and the general public in order to increase their exposure to science and engineering and their understanding of the impact it has on our daily lives and the future of our planet. Activities range from public lectures to hands on lab activities, to intensive research programs for students and teachers. CEMS outreach aims to inspire students of all backgrounds and provide the exposure and tools to pursue education and careers in STEM. CEMS actively encourages participation by those historically underrepresented in science and engineering and promotes inclusivity with respect to gender, age, gender identity, race, national origin, relationship status, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and any other attribute that contributes to an individual's unique identity.
A group of University of Minnesota graduate students helping middle school students cultivate an appreciation for evidence-based science. Science for All's mission is to support and promote STEM fields in the urban Twin Cities community by visiting local schools, and providing students an opportunity to perform intricate science experiments in order to foster a “scientific method” based thought process.
The UMN Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) supports interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering that are important to society. The MRSEC runs a comprehensive outreach program with activities designed to broaden participation in STEM at all levels from Kindergarten through college.
The MRSEC Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a program that allows K12 teachers to actively participate in current research with one of our faculty’s research groups and design standards-based classroom activities from these experiences.
Contact the CEMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) working group for outreach information and opportunities with the CEMS department.