• Enhancing the skill set of MSU Denver students, which prepare them for well-paying STEM careers through extra-curricular learning opportunities.
  • Engaging historically underrepresented groups in STEM through inclusive programming.
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to improve STEM learning and teaching.


Rocky Mountain Alliance Student Application


Fall 2023 Upcoming Events

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Noyce Recognition Dinner

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

December 11 and 12, 2023

Finals Treats - Outside STEM Learning Center

STEM Tutoring

STEM Learning Center Is Open to In-Person Tutoring

Fall Semester 2023

Tutoring Begins Monday, August 28, 2023

In-Person in SI 1009

Tutoring Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

No Appointment Needed

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

On-line Tutoring is Available Upon Request
Monday through Friday
8:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


CASE Job Opportunities

Stem Tutor

Tutoring opportunities are in person and online.

We are looking for students to tutor Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Physics and Engineering Courses.

To tutor a course the student needs to have completed the course tutored.  Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and either an A or B in the course they will be tutoring.

Tutoring Days and Hours are Flexible to Meet Your Class Schedule.  Hours available are:

Monday through Friday in person 8:00 – 6:00

Monday through Friday 8:00 – 6:00 online

Pay:  $18.29/hour

Workday:  Job# JR132 STEM Tutor (found in Career App, Search Job)

Learning Center Assistant

Assist with the running of the Learning Center and Online Tutoring.

Monitor students signing into the STEM Learning Center; manage printers, computers and smart board. Keep STEM Learning Center supplies stocked. Maintain the organization and tidiness of the STEM Learning Center. Assist with various Rocky Mountain Alliance functions (may include some evenings or weekends).   Manage online tutoring portal.

Monday through Friday
Flexible Hours

Pay:  $18.29 Work Study Only

Workday:  Job# JR133 STEM Tutor (found in Career App, Search Job)

Summer Science Camp Mentor

Summer Science Institute Camp Mentor – Application will open Spring 2024

The Summer Science Institute is for middle school students (incoming 6th, 7th, 8th grade).  The students will engage in hands-on activities in the STEM field such as Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Rocket Science, Meteorology, Water Environment and Robotics.  There are four sessions, each session is two weeks.

This position will guide students through their day.  The Camp Mentors will assist the professors in the classroom.

STEM or Education Majors should apply. Must be able to work June 2024 and one week in July

This position can be work-study, hourly and internship credit.

Pay:  $18.29/hour

Workday:  Job# JR134 Summer Science Camp Mentor (found in Career App, Search Job)

Summer Science Scholars Camp Mentor

Summer Science Scholars Camp Mentor – Application will open Spring 2024

Summer Science Scholars is an in-person summer program for high school seniors and community college students interested in STEM.  This is a three-week full day program learning STEM, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through a research based project.  The program goals are to build STEM identity, research skills and foster community building.

The mentors will assist the students in their classes and research projects.

STEM or Education Majors should apply. Must be available June 10 – June 28, 2024

This position can be work-study, hourly and internship credit.

Pay:  $18.00

Workday:  Job# JR134 Summer Science Camp Mentor (found in Career App, Search Job)


Genomic Graphic

Hsiu-Ping Liu, Ph.D., director of the Center for Advanced STEM Education and professor in the Department of Biology, was awarded $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health for her project Pathways in Genomics Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The goal of the project is to prepare and support undergraduate students for graduate school and/or a career in genomics research. This includes providing high-quality research experiences, professional-development opportunities and mentorship while building a robust community of research scholars.

    • The total award is $1,707,373, and the University of Colorado Anschutz sub-award is $66,539. Of these funds, $1,325,611 will go to direct student support, including tuition, fees, health insurance, hourly wages, travel to conferences and computer support.

    • This is the third federal grant in excess of $1 million Liu has received for her work in STEM education. Some of her work is a collaboration with the School of Education, the College of Health and Human Sciences and other units across campus.

Invisibility of disability in STEM

Invisible Disability

Broadening the Equity of Lens for STEM Teacher Education Blog

Watch Invisibility of Disability Panel Discussion

Help with data collection by taking the survey.  The goal is: create a space for adults to share stories on their experiences with disability and to help raise awareness of disability among educators at all levels.

Past Events

Past Workshops

Contact Information

Auraria Campus Science Building
Room 1051

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 24
PO Box 173372
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Lori Taylor
[email protected]

Linda Sivertson
[email protected]

Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu
[email protected]

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