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STEP Central is supported by the National Science Foundation. Opinions expressed on this site are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.

Step Central Site

At the IUPUI School of Science, we pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary approach, extensive undergraduate research opportunities, professional school placements, and service to our students.

IUPUI School of Science Site

At the Purdue School of Enginnering and Technology, Indianapolis, our vision is to be one of the best urban schools of engineering and technology, recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for its achievements.

IUPUI School of Enginnering Site

Organizations on our external advisory board  

AIT is a national healthcare company providing toxicology laboratory services to compliance testing, forensics, and clinical clients nationwide

AIT Website

Employ Indy's mission is to connect Marion County employers and job seekers through a results-oriented workforce training and business solutions system dedicated to recognition of local job trends and implementation of programs to meet the workforce needs today and in the future.

Employ Indy Website

Lumina Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in Indianapolis in August 2000. We employ 46 staff members and have invested assets in excess of $1 billion. This total ranks Lumina among the nation’s top 40 private foundations.

Lumina Foundation Website

A national 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Simon Youth Foundation, or SYF, ignites hope through educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school.

Simon Youth Group Website

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

Cummins Inc. Website


Internal Dissemination

Internal CI-STEP Advisory Board Meetings on Thursday, October 7, 2010, and Friday, July 22, 2011 | Download PPT

 External CI-STEP Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 | Download

Presentation “Incorporating STEM Best Practices into Courses and Programs” by Charles Feldhaus at E&T Lunch-n-Learn on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

 Presentation “Teaching and Learning Initiatives in E&T” by Stephen Hundley at E&T Undergraduate Programs Summit on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Presentation “How E&T Can Compete at the Highest Levels in Teaching and Learning” by Pratibha Varma-Nelson at E&T Faculty Fall 2011 Faculty and Staff Convocation on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Presentation “Funding Opportunities for E&T Faculty: Resources Available from the Central Indiana STEM Talent Expansion Program Grant” by Jeff Watt and Charles Feldhaus at the E&T Lunch-n-Learn on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

External CI-STEP Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2011

Internal CI-STEP Advisory Board Meetings on Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Download Minutes | Download PPT

External Disseminations

Watt J., Marrs K., Feldhaus C., Gavrin A., Hundley S., Judd M. and Mzumara H. (October 2013) Implementing and Assessing STEM Interventions: A Work-in-Progress, Assessment Institute, Indianapolis IN October 28-29, 2013. | Download

J. X. Watt and K. Marrs (2010) The Central Indiana STEM Talent Expansion Program, Indiana Regional Mathematics Consortium.  Indianapolis, IN (October 22).

Hundley, S.P., Watt, J.X., Marrs, K.A., Gavrin, A.D., and Feldhaus, C.R. (2011) A Talent Expansion Program for STEM Majors:  Needs, Activities, and Outcomes-to-Date. American Association for Behavioral and Social Sciences, Las Vegas, NV (February 9-11).

Hundley, S.P., Feldhaus, C., Watt, J.X., Marrs, K., and Gavrin, A. (2011).  Developing a STEM talent expansion pipeline in higher education: A work-in-progress.  Proceedings of the 2011 Conference of the Portland International Center on the Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, OR (July 31-August 4).

Varma-Nelson, P., Robert Minto R., Denton R., and Wilson S. (2011) C341 Organic Chemistry Peer-Led Team Learning Workshop Series.  American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Denver CO (Aug 28-Sept 1)

Marrs, K., Judd, M., Hundley, S.P., Feldhaus, C., Mzumara, H., Gavrin, A., and Watt, J.X (2011) Central Indiana STEM Talent Expansion Program (CI-STEP):  Creating research-based educational innovations in undergraduate STEM education at IUPUI.    Transforming Education: From Innovation to Implementation Conference.   Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (October 10-12) | Download

Watt J.X., Marrs K., Feldhaus C., Gavrin A., Hundley S., and Mzumara H. (2011) Central Indi ana STEM Talent Expansion Program: First Year Report, Indiana Section of the Mathematics Association of America.  University of Indianapolis.  Indianapolis, IN (October 22).

Watt J., Marrs K., Judd M., Feldhaus C., Gavrin A., Hundley S. and Mzumara H. (February 2012) Central Indiana STEM Talent Expansion Program (CI-STEP): Transforming Education , Moore Symposium, IUPUI | Download

Watt J.X., Marrs K., Feldhaus C., Judd M., Hundley S., Gavrin A., and Mzumara H (March 2012) IUPUI Central Indiana STEM Talent Expansion Program (CI-STEP) NSF STEP Program Annual meeting, March 14-16, 2012, Washington | Download