Professional Learning for Educators


We believe Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are all creative, hands-on, and exciting subjects.  Being curious about our world, and worlds beyond, is central to the human experience.  It is our hope that all people have the chance to celebrate this basic human instinct and be able to understand and influence the world around them. 


NMU Environmental Science Camp

Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Science Department and the Seaborg Center hosted a week long summer camp for high school students to visit NMU to explore the scenic vistas and natural resources of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Students experienced a wide variety of environmental topics ranging from native plants to invasive species, urban planning/geography and regional history, and opportunities to tour Cleveland Cliffs mining site and a trip to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Modeling in Chemistry

Seaborg Center hosted a three week Math Science Partnership grant awarded by Michigan Department of Education for high school chemistry teachers that supports the current college and career readiness standards.  The Modeling in Instruction in Michigan professional learning is designed as an immersion model where teachers learn from national facilitators and Michigan practitioners using the same techniques and materials they will utilize with their students.

Donating to the Seaborg Center

All donations to the Seaborg Center are used to support Student Programs, such as the U.P. Science Olympiad Regional Tournament and scholarships for the College for Kids Program. Donate now or contact the NMU Foundation at 906-227-2627 or e-mail Dave Bammert,

Weekend College for Kids

Weekend College for Kids will be held on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m - noon: October 4, October 25, and November 15, 2014. 

Register online or contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002


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The Michigan Math and Science  Center Network

The Seaborg Center is one of 33 regional Centers in the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network. These centers provide leadership, curriculum support, professional development, and student services to educators in local school districts.

The centers also serve as a resource clearinghouse for educational materials and information, and work to foster community involvement in the areas of mathematics and science.

The Mathematics and Science Centers Network supports the delivery of high quality mathematics and science education for the students of Michigan.

Promoting STEM education

The Seaborg Center hosts meetings with local community leaders to discuss how to increase STEM college and career readiness as a part of the Michigan STEM Partnership.  Recently approved grant funding has been made available for the Superior STEM Hub.  General grant information, Request for Proposal, and Application is now available.