The (ES)2 STEM Learning Lab conducts research centered around the STEM learning of students of African descent. Specifically we focus on STEM education as a vehicle for improving the social condition of African people. Areas of work in this research program include:


  • Development of socially transformative STEM education materials for K-12 students and teachers,

  • Explorations of what happens when students and teachers encounter socially transformative STEM curricula,

  • Explorations of the conditions that mitigate against socially transformative STEM education, and

  • Advocacy for curriculum, instruction, and educational structures that are conducive to socially transformative STEM curricula.




CTI Inspire is accepting CTI Scholar applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Selected scholars receive up to $33,000 and commit to teaching two years for every year that scholarship money is received. To be eligible, applicants must enroll in one of five IUPUI School of Science majors and work towards teaching certification through the IUPUI School of Education. Applications are due July 15, 2020. To learn more visit

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