Research and Instruction in STEM Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the RISE Network?

It is a coalition of educators and researchers at UNCG and in the community who are involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

What is the network’s goal?

The goal of the RISE Network is to enhance and expand the partnership between STEM researchers and educators in the community and at UNCG in STEM-related disciplines and education.

Why do we need RISE?

As part of its pledge to increase math and science teacher preparation programs, the university recently convened the Math-Science Recruitment and Retention Task Force. The task force proposed activities to promote greater collaboration and better allow for strategic and comprehensive planning of STEM education-related efforts on campus.

What can the network offer me?

Among many benefits, joining the network allows you to share information, originate or join STEM-related projects, network with like-minded educators and researchers, learn about funding opportunities, sign up for conferences, and attend our lunch series.

What are some examples of RISE Network projects?

Science Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships (STAMPS) awards scholarships to students majoring in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, geography, mathematics and statistics, or physics and astronomy.

My field doesn’t have anything to do with STEM subjects. Why should I get involved?

Almost every academic discipline intersects in some way with STEM subjects (consider, for example, the study of biomusic or interior architecture). If you look at your field through an interdisciplinary lens, you’ll most likely find your place in the network.