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CEEMS: The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program
The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program (CEEMS) is led by the University of Cincinnati as the higher education Core Partner in Partnership with fourteen Core Partner school districts: Cincinnati Public Schools, Oak Hills, Princeton, Norwood, Winton Woods, and a Rural STEM Consortium of nine school districts. CEEMS works to meet the growing need for engineering-educated teachers who are equipped to provide learners with opportunities to achieve recently revised Ohio State Science Standards juxtaposed with Universal Skills (21st Century Learning Skills). These standards are centered in "real world application: connections to engineering." To address this local, regional, state, and evolving national need, CEEMS offers four professional development pathways to teacher preparedness: 1. Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (CI) degree with Engineering Education (MCIEE) specialization; 2. Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT); 3. Education Pathway with Licensure for Engineering (EPLE) majors; and 4. Engineering Education Pathway for Career Changers (EEPCC).

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Extreme Makeover-Highway Edition
Poster highlighting unit created during UC CEEMS Summer Institute 2012

Project Contributions

Factors That Support Teacher Shift to Engineering Design
"This paper presents a professional development (PD) program conducted at the University of Cincinnati for middle school and high science and math teachers. Teachers commit to the National Science Foundation…
Student Understanding of the Engineering Design Process Using Challenge Based Learning
"In this study conducted in a large metropolitan city, teachers introduced and implemented CBL in the curriculum. One research objective of the study was to teach middle and high school…
Peer Instructor or College Faculty - Who is Better for Leading Teacher Professional Development? (Evaluation)
"The University of Cincinnati is beginning its 4th year of an NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant. Two of the program's primary goals are: Improve 7-12 science and mathematics…
A look at the importance of STEM education for future employment
In this 23 minute audio clip, Debbie Liberi and Julie Steimle from the CEEMS MSP discuss the importance of STEM education on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition.
Concept Maps for Assessing Teacher Learning and Faculty Professional Development
"In order to improve the impact of professional development programs for pre and in-service teachers, university STEM faculty need to be able to deliver pedagogically sound instruction for teachers. However…
Math Projects Integrate Engineering Design & Artistic Creativity
"The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science (CEEMS) Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, DUE #1102990, empowers secondary math and science teachers to integrate the engineering design process and…
Using Challenge-Based Learning to Teach the Fundamentals of Exponential Equations
"Our work is based on an effort to teach the concepts of exponential growth and decay functions using the Challenge Based Learning approach (CBL). The cohort consisted of high-school and…
Teachers hope to motivate with challenge-based learning
"CINCINNATI "Interest in science and math has been sliding for years, but teachers are trying to reverse the trend this summer. "We have found out students between the ages of…
Training Secondary Math and Science Teachers to Bring an Engineering Perspective to the Classroom
Posted by: Julie Steimle. This paper describes the development and implementation of a NSF-supported Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program, led by a higher education core partner in partnership with fourteen core partner school…
CEEMS Closing Day Showcase Promises Classroom Results
Posted by: Julie Steimle. The University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science website featured an article about the CEEMS Closing Day Showcase on August 2, 2013.
CEEMS Project Annual Evaluator's Report - 2012
"The University of Cincinnati project team has completed the planning phase of the NSF MSP: CEEMS Project. Funding was received in October 2012 and the first Summer Institute for Teachers…
Get Real! STEM Conference
Posted by: Julie Steimle. On Monday, May 6, 2013, this STEM Conference will highlight innovative instructional strategies for engaging students and enhancing academic performance. Participants from the CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers, as well…
CEEMS Promotional Video
Posted by: Julie Steimle. This video was created to help with recruitment efforts for the 2013 Summer Institute for Teachers.
Housing at Earth's Most Incredible Junctures
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Poster highlights unit created as part of UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012.
Rocket Forces and Design
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Poster highlights unit created during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Design and Testing of Smart Phone Cases
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Poster highlights unit created during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Extreme Makeover-Highway Edition
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Poster highlighting unit created during UC CEEMS Summer Institute 2012
How do we keep our planet green?
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed as part of UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Your Brain on Sports
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed as part of UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Velocity Can Be Terminal?
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Population is Off the Chain
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Earthquake Terror
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Park Design
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
To Make a Better Product
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Renewable Energies
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed during UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Supreme Green Cooling
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Unit developed through participation in UC CEEMS' Summer Institute for Teachers 2012
Using Math to Build Bridges
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Poster highlights unit created as part of UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012.
A Whole New Classroom: Using Geometry to Create the Ideal Learning Space
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Poster highlights unit created as part of UC CEEMS Summer Institute for Teachers 2012.
Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program
Posted by: Eugene Rutz. The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program is led by the University of Cincinnati in partnership with 14 school districts including: Cincinnati Public Schools, Oak Hills, Princeton, Norwood, Winton…
CEEMS Summer Institute Faculty Course Development Seminars
The Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science Program (CEEMS) aims to train a cadre of middle school and high school teachers to use engineering as a context to teach science…
CEEMS MSP Launches STEM Education into 21st Century
Posted by: Julie Steimle. Press release for the launching event of the CEEMS MSP Project. "UC, in partnership with 14 Ohio school districts, is leading the way in STEM education with the Cincinnati...
Accessible STEM Education
Posted by: Eugene Rutz. The University of Cincinnati collaborated with four Cincinnati-area high schools (Mt Notre Dame High School, Princeton High School, Mother of Mercy High School, and Harrison High School) to develop and…
Using the Engineering Design Process to Develop and Implement a High School Introduction to Engineering Course
Posted by: Eugene Rutz. The University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science in collaboration with local high schools developed an Introduction to Engineering course for high school students using the engineering design…