Center for Innovation in
Engineering and Science Education

The Stevens mission ignites our work: To inspire, nurture and educate leaders for tomorrow’s technology-centric environment while contributing to the solutions of the most challenging problems of our time.

CIESE leverages and strengthens STEM disciplinary and pedagogical expertise for K-12 and Higher Education through:

•    Research on teaching and learning 
•    Professional development for educators 
•    Curriculum design 

We aspire to a society in which scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical literacy and social responsibility inform careers, citizenship and personal decision-making and contribute to solving the critical problems that face humanity. 

Highlighted Projects


Partnership to Improve Student Achievement in Physical Science: Integrating STEM Approaches

Grades 3-8 teachers learn to place engineering design, model making and explanation and evidence at the center of their science teaching in this National Science Foundation sponsored Mathematics and Science Partnership program.



Build IT Underwater Robotics Scale-Up for STEM Learning and Workforce Development (BISU) Project

WaterBotics® teaches engineering design to middle and high school youth. With LEGO® materials, they design, build, program and optimize underwater robots, learn STEM concepts, and gain interest and awareness of engineering and information technology careers.



NJ Partnership to Research Ambassadors Inspiring Science Education

Science practices, content knowledge and student thinking are at the center of this New Jersey Mathematics and Science Partnership program to prepare K-8 teacher leaders to serve as Science Ambassadors, helping to improve science teaching and learning within their communities. 


Project Infuse

An Examination of Science Teachers’ Conceptual Learning through Concept-Based Engineering Professional Development

Biology and physics teachers are learning to infuse engineering design into their existing teaching and current instructional materials, building meaningful connections between engineering and core science ideas.