TU Center for STEM Excellence

Located in downtown Baltimore’s vibrant Inner Harbor, the Center for STEM Excellence serves Maryland’s K-12 schools through outreach programs supporting STEM education.

The Towson University Center for STEM Excellence (TUCSE) provides inspirational outreach programs to Maryland's K–12 schools. It is committed to engaging, exciting, and educating Maryland's students in all things STEM.

Known for the variety of high-quality teaching and learning resources designed specifically to support student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math, TUCSE offers a diverse range of programs and resources. We believe in helping teachers help students become changemakers, problem solvers, and STEM leaders. 

TUCSE is committed to advancing the future of STEM education within our communities and schools. We host events each year for professional development and networking to support Maryland educators. 


The TUCSE Learning Resources platform for STEM educators shares teaching materials and student lab supplies; it offers student field trips (in-person and virtual) and teacher professional development opportunities. Browse for inspiration. 

Kara Lab

Digital Learning Resources

Teachers explore our extensive collection of digital resources. Everything is aligned with state and national standards to support you and your students. From Digital Lessons to our Science Shorts video collection.

Explore Resources
Student in lab

Field Trip Experiences

Expose your students to new experiences! Join us for an in-person or a virtual field trip where students are actively engaged in the same science and engineering practices that professional scientists use every day.

Field Trips Experiences
Girl Writing

New! Science is Elementary

Newly designed program for elementary students. We paired a  Virtual Field Trip experience with lab supplies from our Maryland Loaner Lab program to provide hands-on activities that students do right in your classroom. Our latest program serves students in grades 3–6.

Discover Science is Elementary
MDLL Supplies

Maryland Loaner Lab 

Need to conduct hands-on, learner-centered activities right in your own classroom, but short on equipment and other supplies? Our equipment loan program provides free lab supplies for secondary teachers and students.

Get Lab Supplies
Teachers PD

Teacher Professional Development

Network with colleagues and take a deep dive into teaching and learning strategies that increase student engagement and achievement. Our professional learning opportunities are throughout the year. Find one that fits your professional development needs.

Reveal Opportunities

External Funding

The Center for STEM Excellence relies on external funding for much of our programming and extends a huge 'Thank You' to the following organizations for their generous support.  


BGE Green Grants

BTU Foundation

Chesapeake Bay Trust Chesapeake Conservation Corps program

FCSM Endowment Fund


Motorola Solutions Foundation

NOAA's Bay Watershed & Education Training Grant

National Science Foundation