K-12 STUFF Program

Two female middle school students are sitting at a table contemplating a science experiment they are conducting. The science experiment sits in a petri dish in front of them and they are wearing purple latex gloves.

Public outreach and education of the K-12 community is central to overarching vision of CDCM. It is the goal of the CDCM K-12 program, known as STUFF, to educate teachers, students and parents on materials science, dynamics and the control of materials. This outreach will excite students about science and technology, teach them fundamental concepts, illustrate the endless career possibilities available to them through a materials-based science degree, and above all, foster a love of discovery and innovation.

Core STUFF programs and initiatives:

  • Strategic School Partnerships
  • Science Academies in Underserved Schools
  • Educational School Visits
  • Fieldtrips to CDCM labs
  • Teacher Professional Development Days
  • Research Experiences for Teachers Program
  • Community Outreach events like Explore UT & Girl Day


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