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Customized Professional Development

The Leonard Gelfand STEM Center has extensive experience designing customized mathematics, science, and engineering professional development programs taught by CWRU’s nationally recognized faculty. If your school or district has specific professional development needs that are not addressed by current offerings, the Gelfand STEM Center can work with you to assemble a customized professional development program.

For more information, please contact the Gefland STEM Center at or call (216) 368-5289.

Ohio EPA Awards Gelfand STEM Center Ohio Environmental Education Grant

Thanks to the efforts of James Bader, Executive Director of the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center – College of Arts & Sciences, the Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund awarded the Center a $45,633 grant for the Kelley’s Island Collaborative. This grant provides professional development for Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers at the new Kelley’s Island Field Station and at the West Creek Reservation (Cleveland Metroparks). Teachers will focus on the best management practices for nutrient control and the relationship to harmful algal blooms; the relationship between habitat and biodiversity; and storm water management practices. Teachers, in turn, will instruct their students to address ecological problems using Biology, Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The work of the fifteen teachers involved will potentially impact 1500 8th – 10th grade level students.