The Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST) is an interdisciplinary research-oriented center that is jointly sponsored by the College of Education and the College of Science. Our focus is on building and supporting a community of educational professionals who are dedicated to advancing K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching and learning. We seek to use our work to inform policy and public support of STEM teaching and learning at the local, national, and global levels.

Message from the Director

Our mission at CATALYST aims to develop partnerships and research collaborations with other institutions, businesses, and agencies that support the advancement of K-12 STEM teaching and learning. These partnerships and collaborations may be at the school, district, state, national, and/or international level.

Lynn Bryan, director of CATALYST
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Student with a spinning fan
Happy student with a fan giving a thumbs up.
Two students using a black light
Students constructing fans
Group of students studying ice
Dr. Lynn Bryan with student
Dr. Lynn Bryan with student coloring
Students building with Legos
Students studying the light spectrum
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Dr. Lynn Bryan with a group students

Contact CATALYST at (765) 496-2859 or by email at