The STEM Resource Center (SRC) maintains a library of materials for area educators at every grade level and content area, including lesson plans, books and articles for professional development, and a wealth of hands-on and demonstration materials such as discrepant events, models, and Vernier equipment which may be borrowed or purchased. There is a lab available to work on small research projects, “test-drive” curriculum activities and prepare materials for outreach programs. The center also maintains a classroom which is designed to be flexible in use for both traditional lectures and hands-on inquiry learning. The intent is to develop this space to better model instructional techniques and enable more in-depth educational research.
The Resource Center is open to the public. We currently have moved to our new location in the Vadalabene Center, room 1304. Staff consultation are available Monday through Thursday until 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Staff is happy to meet at other times by appointment including early evenings to accommodate teacher schedules. Please call for more information or appointments at 618-650-3065.
Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have checked out a Vernier LabQuest and would like to learn more about how to use it, check out our tutorial here.