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STEM Education

University of Memphis: CRISTAL

The Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning (CRISTAL) is an interdisciplinary university center chartered by the University of Memphis Provost to advance the university’s efforts to recruit, retain, and prepare the next generation of STEM researchers, educators, and industry professionals.

The role of the Center is to:

  • Provide coordination and support for STEM education related programs on campus,
  • Connect projects on campus with partners in local and regional industries,
  • Provide a point of contact between local and regional school districts and the University for K-12 STEM related initiatives,
  • Connect projects with funding sources,
  • Coordinate recruiting of local and regional students into STEM disciplines,
  • Connect faculty with University resources for the reform of classroom instruction.

The CRISTAL Center is located at 209 Dunn Hall, The University of Memphis
For information:  call 901-678-1303 or email

STEM Education Government Documents