Great Plains STEM Education Center

Dedicated to the development of STEM education

The Great Plains STEM Education Center GPSEC provides professional development programs for K-12 teachers and administrators and promotes high-impact, effective learning opportunities for students. GPSEC also seeks to establish connections with businesses and industries that recognize the need to prepare high school graduates to be career and college-ready, equipped with essential problem-solving and communication skills.

Professional Development

GPSEC offers workshops at VCSU during the summer to support K-12 teacher development. Workshops offered at other locations may or may not be offered for credit. All workshops can be taught at your location (minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 20 participants)

Special Projects

GPSEC designs activities to engage students and the public on STEM learning through museum and fair exhibits. These have included the Ag Cab Lab tractor simulator, renewable energy curriculum as a SEND Trunk, Ethanol Racer game, and classroom lessons on game design and “edutainment”.


GPSEC maintains a Flickr account and posts images to Flickr Albums for workshops and events attended. A handful of workshop images are available but many are of special projects at GPSEC.