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Mission, Vision, and Values


The Vanderbilt Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach creates and enhances partnerships, develops and shares resources, and provides opportunities that engage K-12 students and educators in the process of STEM discovery.



We envision a world in which the process of science is accessible to everyone.



  • Collaboration: We value the far-reaching benefits of working together.
  • Critical thinking: We value approaching questions with rational thought, consideration of evidence, and addressing biases.
  • Inclusivity: We value the multitude of ideas and perspectives from people of all backgrounds and experiences.
  • Innovation: We value inspiration and creativity in all pursuits.
  • Scholarship: We value curiosity and the ongoing pursuit of knowledge.