Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning

The Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning (CIISL) brings communities together to understand our world and shape the future.

The center investigates how people learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across their lifetimes. By working with museums, libraries, and other informal learning organizations across the country, we make opportunities for all people to create new visions for STEM and for society.

Research and Practice

Research and Practice

Empowering communities to shape the future

Innovative approaches to informal learning, which connect diverse people and explore emerging technologies, cutting-edge research in science and engineering, and multiple visions for the future.

Museumlab

Museumlab

Prototyping the future through innovative projects

Experiments in public engagement, where students and faculty prototype new ideas and gain first-hand experience in research and practice.

Teaching

Teaching

Creating the next generation of science communicators

Dynamic spaces where the next generation of educators and science communicators participate in research, development, and evaluation.