This new center provides space for promoting high-quality science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM-H) education, teaching, and outreach for all students, regardless of their identity, in grades K-16 as well as the community, at large.
We are located on the 4th floor of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building ("the MAC") on the campus of Berea College. Parking is available in the Seabury lot behind the Farm Store. Handicap parking is available immediately on the left as you enter the drive; use the first floor North entrance.
The primary focus of the Yahng Discovery Center located within the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building is to: (1) strengthen the quality of STEM-H* education on campus, increasing the number and diversity of students graduating within those disciplines; (2) serve as a locus for the recruitment, education, and mentorship of potential STEM-H and STEM-H teaching, majors; (3) coordinate and support STEM-H outreach to the local community and K-12 schools within the counties of southeastern Kentucky; and (4) support the Discipline Based Education Research (DBER) and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) initiatives of the Division I faculty.
Berea College offers a high-quality education to academically promising students with limited economic resources. Founded in 1855, Berea was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Today, Berea is consistently ranked as one of the leading private liberal arts colleges in the USA. Berea earns this recognition by focusing on rigorous academic programs coupled with a unique work program, allowing students to graduate with little or no student loan debt.