About Us

About the People

STEM Education Center Faculty:
STEM Center Advisory Board Members:
  • Dr. David M. Andrews, Director (2000-2018; Retired)
  • Dr. Jaime Arvizu, Associate Director and Counselor (2000-2018)
  • Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe
  • Dr. Steve Blumenshine
  • Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
  • Dr. Lance Burger
  • Dr. Jason Bush
  • Dr. Paul Crosbie
  • Dr. Joseph Gandler
  • Dr. Joy Goto
  • Dr. Alam Hasson
  • Dr. Stephen Lewis
  • Dr. James Marshall
  • Dr. Eric Person
  • Dr. Mathieu Richaud
  • Dr. Larry Riley
  • Dr. Fred Schreiber
  • Dr. Anges Tuska
  • Dr. Alejandro Calderon-Urrea
  • Dr. Steven White
  • Ms. Kerry Workman
About STEM Education Center: Past and Present

The STEM Education Center is an ancillary unit of the California State University, Fresno established in July 2000 for the purpose of promoting, enhancing, and improving the preparation of future science and mathematics teachers for Central Valley classrooms and to provide continued professional development for practicing teachers. In addition, SMEC provides an array of advising services for preservice and inservice teachers at the level of undergraduate studies, credential studies, and for inservice  teachers expanding their credential portfolios.

SMEC continues to be involved in a number of state and federally funded projects and serves as a primary incubator of grant proposal development with university and community college faculty as well as K-12 teachers.

STEM Education Center Partner Organizations:
  • 21 PSTEM - The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
  • Central Unified School District
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  • CSU Office of the Chancellor
  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo
  • Fresno County Office of Education
  • Fresno State Office of the Vice Provost
  • Fresno Unified School District
  • Girl Scouts Central California South
  • Golden Valley Unified School District
  • Kings Canyon Unified School District
  • Madera Unified School District
  • National Science Foundation
  • Sanger Unified School District
  • Science Teacher and Research Project (STAR)
  • Selma Unified School District
  • Tulare City School District
  • USAid