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Our Mission

The Mercy College Center for STEM Education (MCCSE)—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.



Papers and Presentations in 2020

* 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.

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

Contact Us

Please reach out with any questions: 

Mary Ushay
Assistant Director
Center for STEM Education
(914) 674-7674
mushay@mercy.edu

 

Join STEM Corps! 

We can use volunteers in various STEM outreach programs such as Saturday STEM Academy, Steam-a-thon, STEM Fairs at local schools.

Build your resume and perform community service.

Contact: Dr. Meghan Marrero at mmarrero3@mercy.edu