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To promote interdisciplinary research, community outreach, civic engagement, and service learning within the Duke community, especially in a vertical learning format that includes undergraduates, graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and faculty.


The Duke Center for Science Education will foster collaboration among Duke faculty, students, and staff who have interests in science education that targets the K-16, graduate, and general populations.


  • Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to foster research in science education; fund pilot projects in science education to both faculty and students
  • Promote development of novel methods and resources for teaching science at the pre-college and college levels
  • Provide K-12 teachers with professional development opportunities to bring content to the classroom
  • Provide teaching resources with demonstrated effectiveness on learning science to the K-16 population
  • Support community outreach, civic engagement, and service learning activities among Duke students interested in science education
  • Establish awareness within the Duke community and beyond of the Center and its research activities, resources, and role in civic engagement



Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D.
Director, Duke Center for Science Education
Director, RISE
Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Education
(919) 684-5181

Associated Faculty & Staff

Advisory Board
Affiliated Faculty
Academic & Research Associates


The Duke Center for Science Education is located on the main Duke campus in the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC Building). Its current home is B238 LSRC Building, located on the second floor above the LSRC cafeteria. Visitor parking is available across the street in the Bryan Center garage. Download a map here.