The goal of the RISE Network is to enhance and expand partnerships between research educators and science, mathematics, and technology educators at UNCG and in the community, by developing a network of interested partners to coordinate STEM education and research activities across campus.
The network enhances UNCG’s ability to broaden access to STEM fields by:
- Supporting curriculum development through revising STEM courses to offer inquiry-based, collaborative instruction designed to foster skills in critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and communication, to promote the STEM literacy of UNCG graduates.
- Enhancing UNCG support for high-quality STEM education in pre-K–12 classrooms by designing research-based projects that generate and disseminate knowledge about STEM content and pedagogy and are responsive to student, teacher, and primary/ secondary school district needs.
- Facilitating collaboration between local community and business leaders and UNCG concerning scientific literacy skills needed for the next generation of the workforce, and instructional policies and programs to meet these needs.
- Providing support for faculty and staff who seek external funding for STEM projects by sharing information resources, offering networking events, sharing knowledge and experience, and linking to support systems.