College of Science & Engineering

Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

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Lori Torres in SMATE can help or provide information on any of the following:

Lori Torres






  • Program information for prospective students/majors.
  • Arrange visit to the department.
  • Transfer student advising (including transfer course evaluation).
  • Course registration information.
  • Course override requests for SCED 201, 370, 480, 490
  • Major declaration process.
  • Senior graduation evaluation for General Science major - fill out the form and email it to Lori Torres ( - PDF iconmajor_eval.pdf


To see a listing of Science Education courses at Western, please refer to Western's General Catalog.

Additional Resources

  • Free 1 - 2 hour laptop check-out
  • Graphing calculator quarterly rental
  • Printing facilities
  • Space for group work
  • Science and math education literature
  • Access to stockroom supplies and equipment for students in SCED courses






  • Student in SCED 201 course
  • Students explore the structure of DNA using a model
  • Students learn about chemical reactions by pouring an assortment of liquids into containers
  • Students present a project as a way to learn how to teach others
  • A group of people play a game called Bird Beak Buffet
  • Students study physics at a desk
  • A group of people outdoors. At the center, someone is holding up a white sheet and addressing the others
  • Students use a microscope
  • A student uses cart sensors