The COM-IN Collaboratory is dedicated to PreK-12 STEM education in Southern Arizona and beyond. We engage in a wide range of community outreach activities, and provide education and research opportunities to students, teachers, and administrators in the PreK-12 community.

Southwest K-12 Integrative Engineering Scholars (SKIES) Program

The SKIES Program engages K-12 students and teachers (typically from high schools in the southwest region) in a year-long research and innovation project to develop solutions for high impact, thematic problems in medicine, health, and/or education.  Our SKIES are nominated to participate in competitive programs at the national-level. Applications open in March (next submission cycle: March 15, 2019), and the program begins in June, every year. 

The Engineering Pathway Intervention

"Engineering means a better and healthy world", is our signature Bring an Engineer to your classroom lightening talk. Please e-mail us with your interest, school district, and class information. We will be happy to drop by your classroom to meet with students and teachers.

Research in Design, Implementation, and Assessment of STEM Integration

We assist and collaborate with teachers, postsecondary educators, and researchers to (1) integrate engineering design and other STEM concepts into classroom activities, (2) design and execute educational research studies, and (3) disseminate experiences and results through publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Upcoming Conference

The IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) is a premier professional meeting focused on STEM integration. Educators, researchers, and students in PreK-12 through postsecondary and graduate education are invited to participate and submit your research and experiences in integrated approaches to the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.