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The Center for Science Research & Engineering under the Institute for Innovation & Leadership

We're thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new CSG publication featuring the work of students across divisions.

Sisters in STEM Spring 2024

CSRE Major Dates

Stephanie Nelson

Meet the Director

As Director of the Center for Science Research & Engineering (CSRE), Dr. Stephanie Nelson supports both students and faculty in making science and engineering come alive through offering cross-curricular and cross-divisional opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. She has been a member of the CSG Upper School Science faculty since 2016 and serves as faculty advisor for the Upper School’s FIRST Robotics Competition team: Team 677, aka Murphy’s Outlaws. 

About the CSRE Program

Science and engineering are not simply the facts and products that we read about and engage with daily—they are active, creative processes conducted in concert with a community of fellow scientists and engineers. The Center for Science Research and Engineering (CSRE) engages students in asking and addressing the questions and problems most important to them. Events, activities, and experiences from this center support CSG’s curricular aims by providing more opportunities for students to explore the different fields within science and engineering.

Students engage with working professional scientists and engineers in academia and industry, and come to understand how the knowledge, expertise, and perspectives of different cultures contribute to modern scientific and engineering endeavors. Our students are not just learning about science and engineering, but are instead innovating and creating as they become scientists and engineers. Ultimately, students will communicate the results of their investigations and innovations to their peers and their community at large, sparking new questions in themselves and others.

By engaging with the CSRE, your daughter will question the world around her, how it works, and how to solve its biggest and smallest problems within and across all disciplines of science and engineering, design experiments and prototype solutions that will answer her questions using scientific and/or engineering methods, and analyze and interpret her findings within the context of others’ work.

By exploring this Center, you will...





STEM Outside of the Classroom