THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED STEM EDUCATION
HOME FOR STEM EDUCATION, CO-WY AMP AND SUMMER SCIENCE
The Center for Advanced STEM Education (formerly Math, Science, and Environmental Education (CMSEE) was established by Dr. Larry S. Johnson and Dr. Joseph Raab in 1993 to serve Colorado schools by offering programs and services in math, science, and environmental studies. One of the goals of the Center is to have math and science taught in a more activity-oriented way. Dr. Johnson, former Director of the Center, believed that students have a better chance of retaining information if they participate in an activity, rather than have a teacher just tell them the facts. The Center for Advanced STEM Education is part of the Metropolitan State University of Denver's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
CO-WY AMP (Colorado Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation) is focused on minority participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Centers focus is to provide individual peer tutoring, monetary stipends for class completion, recognition of successes, Faculty mentors, and assistance in future goals. These services are provided to our members year round during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
To apply to be a CO-WY AMP member fill out the application and bring it to the Center in Science 1051. CO-WY AMP Application
During the summer the Center offers STEM education through hands on activities to middle school students. Our middle school program, Summer Science Institute (SSI) is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. It gives the students an opportunity to explore fun applications of math and science in an exciting, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere on the Auraria Campus.
Students will study Rocket Science, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Genetics, Water Environment, 3D Printing, Physics, Design Thinking, Computer Science, Meteorology and Microbiology.
For more information on the program visit Summer Science Institute.
Our High School program, Summer Science Scholars (SSS), is for incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (10th, 11th, 12th grade). This is a three-week full day program of learning science and science reasoning skills through a research based project.
Examples of the projects are:
- Biodiesel Project - students converted used cooking oil into soap and lotion
- Microbial Identification Project – identified microbes on their hands using DNA sequencing techniques
For more information on the program visit Summer Science Scholars
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 24
PO Box 173362
Denver CO 80217-3362
Auraria Campus Science Building
Room SI 1051
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 556-4519
Fax: (303) 556-5107