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Dedicated to providing training opportunities to undergraduate educators to inspire the transformation of STEM education.

What's Happening at NIST

NIST's "Learning Sanctuary" Institute (Cohort 4)
Examining the Inner Landscape of Inclusive Excellence and Equity in Teaching & Learning (INFINITE):
STEM Education for Healing and Transformation

Begins April 2024

How can we cultivate within our courses radically inclusive and healing learning sanctuaries where we can begin, with our students, to co-create equitable and sustainable conditions for learning, growth, liberation and transformation?


We invite you to join the fourth cohort of the HHMI-funded NIST INFINITE where we draw on the work of Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Laura Rendon and others to engage in both contemplative and critical practices and discuss topics related to inclusion, equity, justice, and the humanity of STEM education and practices. Please click the button below to see the schedule and how to join. 

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Who We Serve

In addition to our primary audience who are faculty and future faculty teaching in Higher Education, NIST also provides consultant work to campus change agents and administrators.

What We Offer

National Institute on Scientific Teaching is dedicated to promoting equity, inclusion, and justice in higher education classrooms and offers both pedagogical training for STEM faculty and community network opportunities. Our flagship program is the five-day training program on Scientific Teaching, which can be offered in different formats: in-person, online, hybrid, campus-based, etc. NIST also offers shorter programs, such as Scientific Teaching Short Course to meet the diverse needs of our community.  In addition, NIST offers community network opportunities, such as Faculty Learning Community of NIST (FLACoN), Solve-My-Problem event, to support faculty to implement evidence-based teaching practices.

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"It was a wonderful experience, and I hope that more of my colleagues attend next year, so that an entire army of faculty are equipped with the latest weapons to make STEM education meaningful and a joy for all students."

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