The Center for Mathematics and Science Education is a grant-funded center working to provide professional development for teachers, STEM experiences for students, and opportunities for all to learn and grow together. The CMSE relies heavily on funded projects to increase participation and provide opportunities for our teachers, students, administrators, and leaders in STEM education. Since 2006, the CMSE has been able to secure funded projects that have supported many high-quality experiences and the staff will continue to seek out funding to help us continue our mission.
Funding Opportunity for STEM Educators
MSSGC Mini-Grants in STEM Enhancement
The Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) Mini-Grants in STEM Enhancement Program seeks to support K-12 STEM programs through hands-on experience, experiential learning, curriculum development, educational opportunities, or other related activities. Proposers can be teachers, faculty, or staff of any accredited educational institution in the state of Mississippi. Partnerships that ensure long-term impact are highly encouraged.
Current CMSE Projects
The Science Teaching with Embedded Primary Sources (STEPS) Project is funded by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest region. The CMSE will design in-person and virtual professional development experiences in which participants will find, evaluate, and use historical primary sources from the Library of Congress. Participants will also develop and revise a science lesson plan or course module using the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources materials. Teacher stipends will be provided for attendance. Travel stipends are available for in-person events only.
Past CMSE Projects
The UM Noyce Teachers for a New Tomorrow (TNT) Scholarship Program at the University of Mississippi was funded by the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Program. The scholarship program (2012-2021) was part of the Professional Learning Division of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education. Qualified recipients received a scholarship in the amount of up to $10,000 per term (not to exceed the cost of attendance). Upon completion of the teacher education program, Noyce Scholars committed to teaching in any public school in Mississippi (or a high-need school district in any other state) for one year for each term scholarship funds were received.