This Storytelling in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Curricula site provides resources for educators to incorporate storytelling into their courses and engage students in the classroom. Storytelling in STEM education as a pedagogical tool provides an alternative learning format for students to discover more about the people behind the STEM innovations that impact our societies. Our central research question is: how does storytelling, as a pedagogical tool influence STEM identity, persistence and commitment to the STEM disciplines? This research project is led by Dr. Sibrina Collins, Executive Director of STEM Education in the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Michelle Nelson, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Arts and Sciences, Lawrence Technological University; and Dr. Tiffany Steele, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester.
The Importance of Storytelling in Chemical Education (Nature Chemistry)
How Storytelling Inspires Representation in STEM Communities (AAAS IUSE Disruptor Blog)
History of Chemistry as a Tool for the Engagement of Underrepresented Students in Chemistry (Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, Open Access)
LTU Library eBook Collection of Scientific Biographies
Student Project: Adrian Brooks
Student Project: Wyatt Koetsier
Student Project: Presley Dupuie
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award HRD-1826719) from the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) for Broadening Participation in STEM. (PI: Dr. Christopher Botanga, Chicago State University).