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Science Teaching Center | STC

Widener University's Science Teaching Center

About STC

The Science Teaching Center (STC) at Widener University, established in 1992, is dedicated to promoting and enhancing STEM education for preK-16 students. The center focuses on providing civically engaged coursework and research experiences for undergraduates, professional development for teacher candidates and in-service teachers, and enrichment for local preK-12 students. The STC's vision emphasizes inquiry and collaboration, valuing diverse backgrounds to deliver inquiry-based teaching and learning experiences related to STEM curricula. The center's major goals include developing human resources, enhancing science curriculum, engaging with the community, promoting scholarship, and increasing material resources for science education. Initiatives such as partnerships with Earth Force, the Next Generation Scientists Summer Camp, and the EnvironMentors Program exemplify the STC's commitment to these goals by providing hands-on learning experiences, teacher training, and research initiatives. Under the leadership of Dr. Nadine McHenry, the current director, the STC continues its legacy of advancing science education through innovative programs and collaborations.

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