CSM Science Outreach Program
College of Saint Mary is a Catholic university providing access to education for women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. Consistent with the works, values and aspirations of the Sisters of Mercy, this mission inspires us to:
Academic excellence, scholarship, and lifelong learning;
Respect for the dignity of each person;
Development of mind, body, and spirit; and
Commitment to compassionate service.
The CSM Science Outreach Program was created to bring our students' passion for science to the elementary school student. In an age when science and careers in science, technology, engineering and math stay at the forefront of so many facets of society and progress, our aim is to get young students excited about science so that they can be a part of the careful and rational betterment of world and society. We know that funding for elementary education is often insufficient and always competitive, so we aim to provide an alternative path for elementary students to get exposure to scientific equipment and methods that they might not otherwise encounter until later in their education (when many students have already made up their minds that they "don't like science".)
We strive to assist elementary science educators in providing the best possible science education to students. We hope to excite students with new and different hands-on activities with science at their heart.
Please explore the links below for more information about our program and how you and your students can become involved. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact our faculty coordinator, jgrove [at] csm.edu (Jennifer E. Grove, PhD).
Science Outreach Pages