Center for STEM Education
The Mercy Center for STEM Education (MCSE)—launched in 2016—creates opportunities for groups typically underrepresented in STEM to engage in enrichment activities for learning, career readiness, enjoyment, and personal and community growth. This is still the only such STEM Education center in Westchester or Rockland Counties.
The Center for STEM Education hosts events, organizes activities, and conducts community outreach that includes local schools and related research on STEM education. The MCCSE partners with Mercy faculty on initiatives and grants and provides opportunities for Mercy students to volunteer in the community and support STEM-related projects.
2022 Year in Review
2022 was a year of reuniting with participating teachers from various programs, reimagining how we might build on previous work in novel ways, reconnecting with colleagues around the world, and reinforcing the mission and message of the Mercy University Center of STEM Education (MCCSE).
See how we were able to further this mission in 2022.
Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Summer 2023
The Mercy Center for STEM Education was thrilled to partner with Verizon to provide foundational STEM Experiences in Summer 2023 for 120 Middle School students at the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx campuses
To read the press release for the 2023 Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program, click here.
To read our news story on the Mercy University website, click here.
Want to learn more about the 2024 summer program? Come to our family open house at the Westchester campus. Register here. You can also scan the QR code in the flyer below.
Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers kids!
K-12 STEM Educators Conference- Fall 2023
All of our amazing educators, under one roof! Thank you all for joining us. Until next year!
To learn more about the K-12 STEM Educators Conference, and all of our other professional development opportunities, click here.
2021 Papers and Presentations
* Denotes peer reviewed
+ Denotes conference canceled due to COVID-19 after presentation was accepted.
*Amanda M. Gunning, Meghan E. Marrero, Peter C. Hillman & Latanya T. Brandon (2020) How K-12 Teachers of Science Experience a Vertically Articulated Professional Learning Community, Journal of Science Teacher Education, DOI: 10.1080/1046560X.2020.1758419
+*Marrero, M.E., Riccio, J.F., Gunning, A.M., Brandon, LT., (March, 2020). What Happens after edTPA? New Teachers’ Views of the Value of edTPA Experiences. Paper presented at the NARST Annual International Conference, Portland, OR.
+*Woodruff, K., Gunning, A.M., Marrero, M.E., (March, 2020). Teacher Planning with Authentic Data: How Do Secondary Science Teachers Integrate Analyzing and Interpreting Data? Roundtable presented at the NARST Annual International Conference, Portland, OR.
*Gunning, A. M., Nitecki, E., Marrero, M. E., Brandon, L. T., & Baldwin, B. (January, 2020). Cross-disciplinary Faculty PLC to Support STEM Professional Development. Presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education Annual International Conference. San Antonio, TX.
* Brandon, L. T., Gunning, A. M., Marrero, M. E., & Servello, A. (January, 2020). Teachers’ Professional Learning During Collaborative Development of NGSS-adapted Middle School Science Curriculum. Presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education Annual International Conference. San Antonio, TX.
* Gunning, A. M., Marrero, M. E., Nitecki, E., & Brandon, L. T., (January, 2020). Preparing STEM Master Teacher Fellows: Learning How to Plan for Integrative Instruction. Poster presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education Annual International Conference. San Antonio, TX.
Donate to the Center for STEM Education
We depend on your generosity to keep our center going. Please consider giving a gift to help us open STEM opportunities to students of all backgrounds.
Contact Information & Get Involved with CSE
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Join STEM Corps!
We can use volunteers in various STEM outreach programs such as Saturday STEM Academy, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, Steam-a-thon, and STEM Fairs at local schools.
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Contact: Dr. Meghan Marrero at firstname.lastname@example.org