Catholic STEM

Catholic Stem: Ensuring A Future Of Greatness

Catholic schools have a unique calling to form young scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians through programs that connect faith and reason.  One of the greatest challenges facing many Catholic school leaders and educators is having the resources to respond to the ever-increasing demands and cost science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Catholic STEM—a partnership between the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) and the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering—supports STEM initiatives in the 79 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Together, we are committed to transforming 22,000 students into virtuous citizens formed in mind, body, and soul by providing solid STEM instruction that is built upon the strong foundation of Catholic tradition, faith and service.

Our Goals

  • Equip teachers with with cutting edge STEM training and skills.
  • Create STEM-literate students who are well prepared for higher education and promising careers.
  • Offer opportunities for young people to explore STEM-related concepts and nourish an interest and passion early in life.
  • Target ethnic and gender gaps in STEM fields.
  • Provide a STEM lending library with state-of-the-art equipment that can be shared by all schools.

C-STEM Lending Library

The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) and the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering are excited to support STEM education in the 79 elementary schools within in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Borrow classroom equipment and have it delivered to your school! 

Follow five easy steps:

  1. Click “Create Account” or “Login” in below.
  2. Click directly on items for details and availability.
  3. Click on “Reserve” to select start and end dates. When you are finished, click the blue “Start” button on the bottom right.
  4. Add more items the Inventory page or click the “Cart” button.
  5. Confirm and submit your order!

The University of St. Thomas is a nationally recognized leader for innovation in undergraduate engineering. Our work reflects the technical vitality and entrepreneurial spirit of the businesses and ventures that thrive in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region. We hold the mission of the University to advance the common good as our central pillar. 

As part of the largest private university in Minnesota, the School of Engineering comprises nearly 15% of the campus population.