CREATE for STEM is a hub for improving the teaching and learning of STEM, K-16. 

CREATE for STEM is a Michigan State University-sponsored research institute with a broad mandate for Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Institute is a collaboration between the Colleges of Education and Natural Science in coordination with the Office of the Provost.

Our goals are to improve teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines for students from grades K-16 through research and development efforts. We bring together STEM faculty and faculty from the College of Education and serve as a springboard and a hub for innovation, research, and intellectual collaboration. Together, we help bring to fruition ideas and projects that will make a difference in the teaching and learning of STEM for all learners regardless of their cultures or experiences.

We are excited to be holding our ninth Mini-Conference. Prior years and keynote speakers are listed below; feel free to watch annotated (**) keynote presentations on our YouTube channel!

2012 - Dr. Suzanne Wilson, Chair, Teacher Education, Michigan State University

2013 - Dr. Melanie Cooper, Professor, Chemistry Education, Michigan State University

2014 - Dr. Susan Singer, Division Director, National Science Foundation

2015 - Dr. Richard Duschl, Chaired Professor in Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University **

2016 - Dr. James Pelligrino, Co-Director of Learning Sciences Research Institute and Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Illinois-Chicago **

2017 - Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council **

2018 - canceled due to inclement weather

2019 - Dr. Christopher Hoadley, Educational Communication & Technology, New York University

2020 - canceled due to COVID

2021 - canceled due to COVID

2022 - canceled due to COVID

2023 - Dr. Megan Bang, Professor of the Learning Sciences, Northwestern University