CSU STEM Collaboratives

What is the STEM Collaboratives Project?

Created with funding from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, STEM Collaboratives provides immersive educational STEM experiences beginning the summer before college and continuing through the entire first year at the CSU, into redesigned gateway courses essential for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Along the way, experiential learning and real-world contexts develop non-cognitive and dispositional learning such as resilience and self-efficacy, improving persistence and closing achievement gaps.

STEM Collaboratives includes an ongoing research and evaluation component to inform a new status quo at system-wide scale. We intend to develop taxonomies that foster high-impact practices identified and catalogued by the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.


CSU STEM Collaboratives Group Photo
“The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will launch innovative immersive summer and first-year experiences for STEM majors, giving our graduates a unique strategic advantage when entering the job market. Through field work and hands-on research, our students experience the practical, workforce applications of a CSU STEM education.” Chancellor Timothy P. White