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The Center for Science and Math Education (CSME)

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Transformative STEM education

Loyola CSME advances equitable, research-based approaches in STEM learning PK-16 toward a more just community and world. More about us

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An African-American man and Asian woman work together on a science experiment in a classroom through Loyola's Center for Science and Math Education.

Science and Math K-12 Professional Learning Opportunities

CSME focuses on established principles of effective STEM instruction aligned with current standards and research-based curricula.



Four women, all Loyola University Chicago CSME representatives, stand in front of the National Science Teaching Association Conference banner.

CSME Presents at NSTA Chicago22!

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conference was held in Chicago this summer! Our team had the privilege of attending and leading two workshops.

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CSME Science Coach Advocates for Teachers at Legislative Forum

On February 22nd, CSME Science Coach Kayla Cherry addressed the Legislative Education Forum in Springfield to advocate for the needs of teachers in and outside of the classroom.

Four educators working at a Chicago Public School classroom table, working on papers, through Loyola's Center for Science and Math Education.

Supporting science education in local middle schools

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support Loyola's Center for Science and Math Education's implementation of new middle grade science curriculum in Chicago Public Schools.

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CSME Published in The Learning Professional

We're thrilled to have our work featured in The Learning Professional published by The Learning Forward Journal! Interested in learning more about our Math and Science Connections Project? Read about it beginning on p. 36. Thank you to all who made this project an incredible learning experience!

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Cultivating Whole School

To achieve the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), science instruction must be supported every day, all year and in all grades. Our center seeks to understand what kinds of supports are needed to help science teachers act as leaders in their buildings in order to promote sustainable science instruction aligned with NGSS.


Westinghouse College Prep High School teacher Nina Hike, wearing glasses and smiling in front of a brick wall.

Nina Hike: Westinghouse College Prep HS

Nina (pronounced nine-ah) is an advocate for social justice led science instruction. From highlighting women in science to environmental racism on Chicago's east side, she embeds culturally relevant experiences into her science lab. LEARN MORE


Loyola CSME Partner Schools

Loyola CSME empowers over 60 Chicago schools, aiding over 130 locally since 2010. LEARN MORE