We Couldn't Do Our Work Without Community Partners...

CRISTAL is not an active organization at this time. These webpages are legacy pages and will no longer be updated with major reorganizations, external links or additions. 

Thank You STEM Partners!

The Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning (CRISTAL) is the umbrella organization for Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives on the University of Memphis (UofM) campus. CRISTAL’s charge is to recruit, retain, and prepare the next generation of STEM researchers, educators, and industry professionals. We work to coordinate and advance STEM programs on campus including The West Tennessee STEM HubMemphiSTEM and The Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP), including many other programs. CRISTAL also provides monthly STEMinars in the academic year to share information and innovations in STEM education. Be sure to watch our homepage STEMinar updates.

To be successful in STEM endeavors, and serve all the stakeholders represented by diverse groups, we must extend beyond the university to schools, service organizations and businesses in the region. Community partners in these endeavors provide an invaluable resource in accomplishing goals, and we are grateful for their generous support in tutoring/mentoring students, providing internships, working with student groups, partnering on grants and sponsoring STEM initiatives across a variety of departments and programs. For quick stats on the UofM  please visit: UofM Quick Stats.

If you would like to be involved with CRISTAL and/or the West Tennessee STEM Hub, please email cristal@memphis.edu and help make a difference in our community!

A special thanks to the partners supporting STEM education initiatives at the UofM:

  School Districts
1  Municipal District: Arlington
 Municipal District: Bartlett
3  Municipal District: Collierville
4  Municipal District: Germantown
5  Municipal District: Lakeland
6  Municipal District: Millington
 7   Shelby County Schools
 8   SW Rural TN Education Co-Op
9   NW TN Rural Education Consortium
  Higher Education
 1   UT Health Science Center
 2   Christian Brothers University
 3   UT Martin
 4   Dyersburg State Community College
 5   Southwest TN Community College
 1   Memphis Bioworks Foundation
 2   Peer Power Foundation
 1   Auto Zone
 2   Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
 3   Buckman International
 4   EnSafe
 5   FedEx Corporation
 6   First Horizon National Corporation
 7   GTx Inc.
 8   International Paper
 9   Medtronic
 10   MLGW
 11   Sharp Manufacturing Company of America
 12   Smith & Nephew
 13   St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
 14   UT/Methodist University
15   Volkswagen Chattanooga
 1   AgriCenter International
 2   Memphis Zoo
 3   Martin Institute
 4   Pink Palace Museum
  Professional Societies
 1   American Chemical Society
 2   American Society of Civil Engineers
 3   Construction Specification Institute
4   TN Society of Professional Engineers-TN Eng. Cntr
 5   Society of Women Engineers
  Governmental Entities
 1   Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce
 2   Naval Support Activity Mid-South
 3   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers