Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education

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Who We Are

The Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST) is a joint effort of the College of Education and College of Science at Purdue University, re-launched in 2012 to meet the regional, national, and global challenges of the 21st century in STEM education.

What's In a Name

What's in a name? CRESME, the Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education, is now CATALYST, the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning in STEM.

The name change marks a new focus for the collaborative effort of the College of Education and the College of Science at Purdue.

The center is already engaged with school districts in Indiana that have an interest in providing integrated STEM instruction to their students.