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Learning STEM at Duke was created and is maintained by the STEM Learning Specialists in the Academic Resource Center at Duke University. Development of these pages was funded by a Sustaining Excellence grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Duke University.

Learning STEM at Duke is intended for Duke undergraduate students and instructors who engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses.

Students, we suggest strategies that have been successful for some of your peers. We recognize that your time and energy each semester are limited and often very carefully engineered, so you likely won’t be able to implement all of these for every STEM class. Keep in mind that each class and each learner is different, so you may employ some of these strategies at different points in your learning career. We invite you to make an appointment with one of the STEM Learning Specialists so we can work together to determine the best plan for you.

Start with “How can I prepare for class?”

Instructors, while most of the language on this site is directed toward students, check out the “Focus on Faculty” boxes for recommendations to support your students’ learning. Additionally, we hope you will find some of the resources and strategies helpful. Feel free to share this resource with your students on the first day of class or include it in your syllabus.

Interested in incorporating Learning STEM at Duke as a learning skills module in your course grade? The ARC team has created a quiz for students to check their understanding. The students will be awarded a certificate after successfully completing the quiz. Students can then take a screenshot of the certificate and submit it to you for a completion grade.