Other CSU Offices

CSU has many centers and institutes who regularly engage in education and outreach from Pre-Kindergarten all the way to public outreach.

Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation’s economic vitality and solve global challenges.


Colorado 4-H

4-H STEM is a unique blend of standards based science and math, application of those principles, learning through hands-on, and inquiry-based experiences in your home community. Through the 4-H STEM website, you can get connected with STEM Specialists in your region, gain access to STEM resources for home or the classroom, and find out about interesting and fun activities happening in your area.


Weather and Climate Across the Globe (for middle/high school teachers)

The week long course will be taught using the method of the Five E’s, each describing a phase of learning (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate). Teachers receive a stipend, one graduate course credit at CSU, and a box of science tools to use in their classrooms. Potential science tools included heat packs, which show that liquids release heat when they freeze, solar cells to charge batteries, and infrared goggles to see infrared radiation outside. More importantly, participants will leave the course with the confidence and knowledge to teach their students about weather, climate, and climate change.


Math in Action in Computer Science

Students will see how some of the basic concepts in math such as (1) probability, (2) functions, (3) analyzing data in a data series (for estimating missing data and detecting outliers) can be applied to solve complex problems in Computer Science Students will see how what they learn is not something that is abstract, but rather something that would be valuable tool/foundation in their future.


Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (CSU-SACNAS)

The CSU-SACNAS was formally established in 2007 with purpose of connecting people from all racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds who are passionate about working with diverse populations in science and engineering and to encourage ethnically diverse students to pursue graduate education and obtain advanced degrees needed for science and engineering research, leadership, and teaching careers.

CSU-SACNAS members travel to the National SACNAS Conference, attend professional development workshops, and provide community service and outreach to younger students by volunteering with other organizations on campus.