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The Duke Center for Science Education is working to improve science literacy in the United States, a crucial element to enhance our future workforce competitiveness in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Center is devoted to improving science literacy in the K – 16 setting by raising student achievement in science and by fostering interest in STEM careers.

Launched in 2007 with seed funding from the Duke University Provost, the Center is already making an impact on improving student achievement and increasing the STEM pipeline of students. More than 40,000 students throughout North Carolina and the US have used science education curricula developed by Duke faculty and show improvement in biology and chemistry (published in Science, 2007). Local high school students participating in our summer programs have won more than $40,000 in college scholarships, and we are pleased that so many are majoring in science!

Your gift will strengthen our impact on science education research, curriculum development and outreach to K – 12 students, teachers and the public.

Ways to Give:

  • Online through Duke University’s secure giving site
  • Checks payable to “Duke University” with “Duke Center for Science Education” in the memo line
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Planned Gifts

For information about Ways to Give, click to “Make a Gift“.

Corporations and Foundations that share our goals for improving science education and the STEM pipeline can discuss potential partnerships and sponsorships with the Director of the Duke Center for Science Education (919-684-5181, schwartz.bloom@duke.edu).