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Welcome!  The Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning (CRISTAL) is an interdisciplinary university center chartered by the Provost to advance the university's efforts to recruit, retain, and prepare the next generation of STEM researchers, educators, and industry professionals. Read more...


2013 Spring Research Training Sessions

Grant Collaboration Through CRISTAL

Date: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Location - UC 261, Senate Chamber

CRISTAL staff members will present opportunities to develop corporate community and K-12 partnerships in STEM grant procurement.  Topics will include opportunities for research and how to become involved.  Presenters:  Dr. Peter Bridson, Dr. Stephanie Ivey, Dr. Judy Faris, and Dr. Cathy Wilson.

Registration is required for this session; please send a RSVP to Ms. Debra Cummings at


Memphis STEM Leadership Academy

The Memphis STEM Leadership Academy is a one-day, high-energy STEM Leadership Academy for educators in the West TN STEM Collaboratory Hub region. The program will include innovative practices, communication technologies, and pedagogical approaches to expand active STEM learning environments. The Academy will facilitate the dissemination of best practices from STEM platform schools, the West TN STEM Collaboratory Hub, and the TN STEM Innovation Network (TSIN). Tennessee EPSCoR sponsors this program, in cooperation with the West TN STEM Collaboratory Hub and TN STEM Leadership Academy at ORAU.

Who: Educators in the West TN STEM Collaboratory Hub region

When: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 from 8:00-3:30. Lunch and breaks will be provided

Where: The University Center (UC) at The University of Memphis

Benefits: Inservice credit, STEM hands-on tools with lesson plans for different grade bands, hands-on experience with different STEM tools


Contact: Pai Moua at or 865-241-8240

Funding provided by: The National Science Foundation EPS1004083

209 Dunn Hall
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-1303

Peter K. Bridson, Ph.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4423

Associate Director
Education & Non-Profit
Judith A. Faris, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4911

Associate Director
Corporate Partnerships:
Catherine Wilson, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-3418

Administrative Associate:
Erica M. Boyce
Phone: (901) 678-1303

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