Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Magnet Program

STEM Magnet School

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Magnet Program


STEM Faculty

John Polhill, Ph.D., professor of computer science
    jpolhill@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4508
Paul Loomis, Ph.D., professor of mathematics
    ploomis@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4621
Ghassan Ibrahim, Ph.D., professor of physics, engineering tech
    gibrahim@bloomu.edu | 570-389-5367

Recognizing the growing need for college graduates from the fields of science, health science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Bloomsburg University's College of Science and Technology is establishing a regional center for math and science education to address this need through a wide range of programming focused on:

  • STEM pipeline development (K-12)
  • professional development of teachers in collaboration with regional districts
  • cutting-edge research in STEM education
  • innovative college programs based on proven pedagogies that produce graduates prepared for success in the STEM fields

The STEM initiative will ...

» Develop a Regional STEM Magnet School for high school students that becomes a nationally recognized model for partnering with regional school districts, business and industry to produce more high school graduates who are prepared for success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

» Provide innovative, discovery-based programming for regional elementary and middle school students that develops interest and critical-thinking skills needed for success in the STEM fields, simultaneously preparing a pipeline of STEM Magnet School students.

» Collaborate with regional school districts to provide professional development opportunities for teachers in the STEM disciplines.

» Develop university math and science education leaders who can attract external support for research and programming that improves math and science education at the K-12 and college level.