Center for STEM Education – Situation Updates

Situation Updates for the Center for STEM Education

As members of our community are certainly aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant changes to operations of Northeastern University, our local community, and our nation. We would like to let you know how we anticipate these changes might affect the work of the Center for STEM Education. The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and further adjustments may be necessary. We encourage everyone to stay informed by checking the university’s dedicated COVID-19 website frequently. Also consider reading through this guide for what to do to stay safe and resilient during this challenging time.

The well-being of everyone in the Northeastern community is always paramount, and we encourage everyone to take care of themselves and one another as we navigate these challenging times together. Parents, students and faculty may contact us if you encounter questions or challenges moving forward.

STEM Field Trips
We will not offer any field trips for the remainder of the semester.  Check our web site for resources to support on-line learning.

Proposal Assistance for Faculty
We will continue to provide support to faculty in the development of proposals, specifically in the support of Broader Impact efforts.  Please email Claire Duggan directly at

Summer Program Updates:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and associated restrictions, we will be unable to offer any programs (REU, RET, YSP, NUSSP) in-person this summer. We will be in touch as to what this means for program applicants. Please note: YSP is not cancelled, instead, we will be trialing an online format for accepted students this summer!

Things to Do:

Please check out our Web Resources page for a list of academic resources to keep yourselves occupied. If you have suggestions to add to this list, please email us at

In addition, each week we will publish a newsletter with a weekly activity (please take part!), updates from the previous weekly update, and a web resource highlight. These weekly updates can be found in our blog.

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