CEMSE is a Research and Development Center that resides within the Physical Sciences Division (PSD) of the University of Chicago. CEMSE continues the University of Chicago’s long-standing commitment to improving precollege education and aims to support high quality mathematics and science instruction and learning for all students. Through the sharing of knowledge and the creation of useful products and programs, CEMSE seeks to make a positive difference for mathematics and science instruction throughout the nation.

CEMSE’s work comprises three components: (1) Research and Evaluation, (2) Tool Development, and (3) School Support Services. Separately, each of these components is a necessary part of improving mathematics and science education. Within CEMSE, they inform one another and constitute a rigorous, comprehensive approach to supporting high quality education.