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Thank You STEM Partners!

The Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Teaching and Learning (CRISTAL) is the umbrella organization for Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives on the University of Memphis (U of M) campus. CRISTAL’s charge is to recruit, retain, and prepare the next generation of STEM researchers, educators, and industry professionals. We work to coordinate and advance STEM programs on campus including The West Tennessee STEM HubMemphiSTEM and The Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP), including many other programs. CRISTAL also provides monthly STEMinars in the academic year to share information and innovations in STEM education. Be sure to watch our announcements page (home) for updates.

To be successful in STEM endeavors, and serve all the stakeholders represented by diverse groups we must extend beyond the university to schools, service organizations, and businesses in the region. Community partners in these endeavors provide an invaluable resource in accomplishing  goals, and we are grateful for their generous support in tutoring/mentoring students, providing internships, working with student groups, partnering on grants and sponsoring STEM initiatives across a variety of departments and programs. 

If you would like to be involved with CRISTAL and/or the West Tennessee STEM Hub, please join our mailing list and help make a difference in our community!

A special thanks to the partners supporting STEM education initiatives at the U of M:

  School Districts
 1 Shelby County Schools (Unified District)
 2 SW Rural TN Education Co-op
3 NW TN Rural Education Consortium
  Higher Education
 1 UT Health Science Center
 2 Christian Brothers University
 3 UT Martin
 4 Dyersburg State Community College
 5 Southwest TN Community College
  Foundations
 1 Memphis Bioworks Foundation
 2 Peer Power Foundation
  Corporate
 1 Auto Zone
 2 Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
 3 Buckeye Technologies
 4 Buckman International
 5 EnSafe
 6 FedEx Corporation
 7 First Horizon National Corporation
 8 GTx Inc.
 9 International Paper
 10 Medtronic
 11 MLGW
 12 Sharp Manufacturing Company of America
 13 Smith & Nephew
 14 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
 15 UT/Methodist University
16 Volkswagen Chattanooga
  Community
 1 AgriCenter International
 2 Memphis Zoo
 3 Martin Institute
 4 Pink Palace Museum
  Professional Societies
 1 American Chemical Society
 2 American Society of Civil Engineers
 3 Construction Specification Institute
 4 TN Society of Professional Engineers-Tennessee Engineering Center
 5 Society of Women Engineers
  Governmental Entities
 1 Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce
 2 Naval Support Activity Mid-South
 3 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

CRISTAL
209 Dunn Hall
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-1303
cristal@memphis.edu

Director:
Peter K. Bridson, Ph.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4423
pbridson@memphis.edu

Associate Director
Education & Non-Profit
Partnerships:
Judith A. Faris, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-4911
jfaris@memphis.edu

Associate Director
Corporate Partnerships:
Catherine Wilson, Ed.D.
Phone: (901) 678-3418
ctwlson2@memphis.edu

Administrative Associate:
Erica M. Boyce
Phone: (901) 678-1303
emboyce@memphis.edu

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