Our nation’s need for an expanded technical workforce creates increased demand for break-the-mold approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and learning from elementary through graduate education.

Stevens Strategic Plan

Partners and Sponsors

CIESE collaborates with K-12 and university educators, researchers, policymakers and educational organizations to develop curriculum materials, conduct professional development programs, and research new methodologies to strengthen STEM education.

Major Supporters

National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Education

New Jersey Department of Education

K-12 School District Partnerships

Since 1988, we have worked with over 182 private schools and 1,470 public schools in 465 school districts throughout New Jersey as well as many schools in New York City, many of which have been long-term intensive collaborations for science, mathematics, and engineering education.

In 1998, CIESE oversaw a $9.3 million U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant ( Alliance+) to help teachers better understand and implement Internet-based resources. Partners in this project included public and private school districts in Cleveland, OH; Miami, FL; and throughout Arizona. Over 8,000 teachers in these regions were trained during the five-year period in a two-tiered turnkey training program known as Savvy Cyber Teacher®.

Institutes of Higher Education and Partnerships

CIESE collaborates in a wide variety of national and international programs with other institutions of higher education and research organizations.

NJ Partners

National Partners

Institutions of Higher Education

  • Bank Street College of Education
  • Black Hills State University
  • Burlington County College
  • Camden County College
  • College of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Cuyahoga Community College, OH
  • Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
  • Ecuador Hampton University
  • Essex County College
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ
  • Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Miami-Dade College, FL
  • Middlesex County College
  • Montclair State University
  • Princeton University
  • Polaris Career Center, OH
  • Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • St. Peter’s College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Triton College
  • University of Peru
  • Universidad San Pablo

Research, Evaluation, and Policy-Oriented Organizations

  • Academy for Educational Development
  • Center for Children and Technology (CCT) / Educational Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
  • Columbia University’s Institute for Learning Technologies
  • Education Commission of the States
  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Educational Visions
  • Harcourt Educational Measurement
  • National School Boards Association (NSBA)
  • Partnerships for Creative Action
  • The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
  • U.S. Tech Corp.
  • Westat
  • WestEd

Higher Education Consortia

  • League for Innovation in the Community College
  • National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP)
  • NJ Council of Community Colleges
  • NJ Engineering Education Consortium (NJEEC)
  • NJ STEM Pathways Network


  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
  • NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Ohio Board of Regents
  • National Science Foundation
  • N.J. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Additional Partnerships/Sponsors

  • Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • ASSET (Arizona School Services through Educational Technology)
  • The AT&T Foundation
  • Bager Healthcare
  • Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education ( CASEE)
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)
  • Edison Venture Fund
  • Enlace Quiché – Guatemala
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • Honeywell Hometown Solutions
  • I*EARN
  • IEEE
  • InterAmerican Development Bank
  • International Technology Education Association
  • Institute for Public Policy at George Mason University
  • Liberty Science Center
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Motorola
  • Museum of Science, Boston
  • The National Girls Collaborative Project
  • New Jersey Science Teachers Association
  • New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI)
  • New Jersey Technology Education Association (NJTEA)
  • New York Aquarium
  • Omar Dengo Foundation, Costa Rica
  • Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)
  • Piocese of Paterson
  • PNC Foundation
  • Public Service Electric and Gas Go. (PSE&G)
  • Punta Cana Ecological Foundation – Dominican Republic
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Teaching Matters, Inc., NY
  • U.S. Tech Corps
  • Verizon Communications
  • Walmart
  • Wiley and Sons
  • Word Craft