Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Need teaching hours? Be a Summer Science mentor!

Sessions run June 5th - July 14th

Access to Tutoring & Funding Support for Exam Fees

Praxis Exam Support

Nationwide there is a serious shortage of well-qualified secondary STEM educators and a lack of diversity among the teaching population as a whole. Through the support of the NSF Robert Noyce STEM Teacher Scholarship and Stipends Program (NSF 2151027) Metropolitan State University of Denver, a leader in the preparation of teachers and education of underrepresented students in Colorado, provides equitable STEM teaching and learning through innovative curricula and comprehensive support services to recruit and prepare STEM majors to teach in grades 7-12.

U۰R STEM focuses on increasing both the number and diversity of secondary STEM educators through the scholarship program. Providing scholars with transformative pre-service clinical experiences and in-service educator professional development, tailored recruitment, and retention to graduation of diverse students to STEM and STEM teaching. Through multiple pathways, the program attracts and is designed to prepare educators to meet the needs of metro Denver and Colorado.

Are You a STEM Major Interested in Teaching? 


  • Are you interested in teaching to middle school or high school students?
  • Do you want a fun and rewarding career that lets you give back to the community?
  • Would you like to join a supportive group of fellow Roadrunners also pursuing a career in STEM teaching?
  • Interested in a scholarship worth up to $14,000 each semester?

If your answer is yes...

Click Here to Learn More!

Noyce Leadership Team


Dr. Janelle Johnson

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of Secondary Education - STEM Education

[email protected] 303-615-0644
Hsiu-Ping Liu, Ph.D.

Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu

Co-Principal Investigator

Director of Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) and Professor of Biology

[email protected] 303-615-0221

Dr. Mark Koester

Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Education Advisor

[email protected] 303-615-0759
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Linda Sivertson, M.H.

Program Manager

Center for Advanced STEM Education

[email protected] 303-615-0294

Contact Us

Office Location:
Science Building Room 1051

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Center for Advanced STEM Education
Campus Box 24
P.O. Box 173372
Denver, CO 80217-3362