About The Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM)
iSTEM was created with a core mission to promote and enhance collaborative efforts on STEM education and educational research, primarily for the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and College of Sciences (COS). Over the years, iSTEM has expanded its mission to further serve the university, incorporating the Colleges of Medicine (COM), Optics and Photonics (COP) and Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) into the collaboration and the greater educational community in regards to STEM initiatives.
iSTEM has three areas of emphasis within STEM: Undergraduate student success, K-12 outreach and Faculty Collaboration. Events coordinated through iSTEM include:
- K-12 STEM outreach programs: STEM Day, SECME Regional Competition, FEEC, Camp Connect, Summer Institute.
- Undergraduate student success: EXCEL, COMPASS, GEMS, WISE Mentoring @ UCF
- Faculty collaboration: iSTEM Faculty Fellows, iSTEM Affiliates