The Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach is a university-wide initiative to develop, strengthen, and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research, education, and outreach at SIUE and in the region. It is a collaborative enterprise among several SIUE academic units (the College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Education and Engineering, and the allied health sciences), other regional higher education organizations, local community colleges, school districts, regional offices of education, government agencies, business, and the community at large. The Center provides expertise in STEM education program design and implementation, research, and evaluation. Projects are funded by government agencies and corporations such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, Illinois State Board of Education, The Boeing Company, and USTRANSCOM.
Specific goals include the following: