STEM Success Initiative aims to gather community, university resources to lift region’s K-20 education in science, technology, engineering and math
“It’s basic physics: You can only lift a small rock above your own head, but if you press a lever you can move a giant boulder,” says Mica Pollock, professor of education studies in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences and director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence. Pollock is referring to the work of CREATE’s recently launched STEM Success Initiative. Funded in July by the Offices of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor, the initiative seeks to network UC San Diego’s resources to the education community’s, to collectively improve K-20 STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education throughout the San Diego region.
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