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The Kaput Center takes an active role in promoting STEM events and initiatives, both within the UMassD campus community and in the broader PK-12 educational landscape. One prominent initiative is STEM4Girls, an event designed to inspire and empower young minds by providing hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This program is a testament to our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity in STEM fields from an early age.

The Kaput Center enthusiastically participates in various STEM education related events within the local community, specifically targeting PK-12 schools. By engaging in these events, we aim to bridge the gap between academic research and practical application, providing valuable resources, insights, and support for educators and students alike. Our involvement in these initiatives reflects the center's dedication to enhancing STEM education at all levels and cultivating a passion for learning and innovation.

Through these on-campus and community-focused events, the Kaput Center actively contributes to the advancement of STEM education, aiming to make a positive impact on the educational experiences of students and educators in our community.

Interdisciplinary colloquium speaker series

This series serves as a beacon for intellectual discourse within the Kaput Center, inviting esteemed experts to share their profound insights at the dynamic intersection of STEM education and technology. These engaging sessions provide a platform for collaborative discussions that transcend disciplinary boundaries, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and perspectives. By bringing together experts from diverse fields, the series not only enriches the academic landscape but also fuels innovation at the nexus of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. The Colloquium Speaker Series stands as a testament to the Kaput Center's commitment to advancing knowledge, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, and driving forward the evolution of STEM education. All Kaput Center Colloquium since 2017 are on the Kaput Center’s YouTube Page. Colloquium prior to 2017 may be accessed at the older Kaput Center YouTube Page.


The Kaput Center actively engages in community dissemination efforts, extending the reach of its research through impactful initiatives. Notably, some of our grants have participated in the National Science Foundation’s STEM for All Multiplex, exemplifying our commitment to sharing innovative findings with a broader audience.

These compelling videos offer a window into the transformative work happening within the Center, highlighting projects that bridge the gap between research and practical application in STEM education. By participating in the annual NSF STEM for All Video Showcase, we aim to connect with educators, practitioners, and the wider community, fostering a shared understanding of how our research can positively impact teaching and learning in STEM.

Explore the links below to delve into the narratives that showcase the outcomes of our research, demonstrating the Center's dedication to making a meaningful difference in the landscape of STEM education. These videos serve as a powerful testament to our commitment to transparency, accessibility, and the broader dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of educators, students, and the community at large.

Research to practice institute

The Kaput Center offers workshops that focus on translating research into practice as part of this institute. These workshops are led by research scientists and associates from the Kaput Center and will focus on contemporary themes and latest advances in STEM education research. The aim of these workshops is to offer practical advice and resources developed by the Kaput Center related to effective teaching and learning STEM disciplines across the grades PK-20. The institute will be of benefit to teachers, teacher educators, curriculum directors, school administrators and higher education faculty.

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