meriSTEM@NIEmeriSTEM@NIE Singapore

Multi-centric Education, Research, and Industry STEM Centre

  • meriSTEM@NIE Singapore is a multi-centric education, research and industry centre with the following mission:

    To enhance the quality of STEM literacy in Singapore through cross-disciplinary partnerships in research, teaching, and outreach so that future generations of educators, learners, and citizens are able to harness relevant STEM knowledge and skills in addressing current and emerging challenges for self and others.

    Leading in STEM Education Research

    The core business of meriSTEM@NIE Singapore is to provide leadership in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education research in Singapore through collaborative partnerships with researchers, academics and industries in the STEM disciplines and Education.

    Catalysing Research-Informed STEM Education

    Being a part of the National Institute of Education (NIE), meriSTEM@NIE Singapore contributes to the nation’s education service through offering STEM education programmes and courses that are informed by robust and rigorous STEM education research.    

    Inspiring Evidence-Based STEM Education Outreach

    The research and professional work of meriSTEM@NIE Singapore will inspire new and existing partnerships, and community outreach to promote the overall quality of STEM literate citizenry.

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    meriSTEM@NIE Projects, News & Events




    STEM Evaluation Student Survey

    A pre- and a post-STEM programme evaluation survey is available for sharing with teachers and researchers. Below are some details about the instruments:

    Target audience: Middle/Secondary school students

    Usage: To evaluate the outcome of a STEM programme or intervention

    Constructs measured: 

    1. students’ views on STEM participation, 
    2. attitudes toward STEM, 
    3. self-concept as a STEM learners, 
    4. STEM identity and, 
    5. STEM career choices 

    Contact person: A/P Teo Tang Wee (


    Teacher Work Attachment

    Teachers with an interest and passion in STEM education research and curriculum development are invited to apply for 6 to 12 month teacher work attachments (TWA) with meriSTEM@NIE.

    Find out more details and the application process can be found in this PDF.  Download the Application Form.


  • Advisory Board

    Low Ee LingEe Ling LOW
    (Chair, Advisory Board)
    pstengPaul TENG
    (Member, Advisory Board)
    Rajdeep Singh RawatRajdeep Singh RAWAT
    (Member, Advisory Board)
    tltohTin Lam TOH
    (Member, Advisory Board)


    Core Team

    Teo Tang WeeTang Wee TEO
    Choy Ban HengBan Heng CHOY
    Tan Aik LingAik Ling TAN
    (Core Team Member)
    Daniel Tan Kim ChweeDaniel K. C. TAN
    (Core Team Member)
    Michael Tan Lip ThyeMichael L. T. TAN
    (Core Team Member)
    Subramaniam RamanathanSubramaniam R.
    (Core Team Member)
    Lee Yew JinYew-Jin LEE
    (Core Team Member)
    Ong Yann ShiouYann Shiou ONG
    (Core Team Member)
    Timothy T. M. TanTimothy T. M. TAN
    (Core Team Member)



  • meriSTEM@NIE Singapore is a platform in which STEM disciplines and Education may be integrated to push frontiers in STEM education research and teaching. meriSTEM@NIE Singapore bears a unique identity in fostering cross-disciplinary STEM education research and disseminating evidence-based findings, programmes and curricula relevant to Singapore.

    Why meriSTEM?

    The term meristem refers to the tissue in plants that consists of undifferentiated cells that can rapidly divide to form more cells. These meristematic cells therefore form the areas of active growth in plants, and they have the potential to develop into all the various types of cells in the plant.

    As a cross-disciplinary group of researchers and practitioners with multi-centric interest in and across education, research, and industry in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (hence the acronym, meriSTEM), we love this idea of being the engines of growth and development in the STEM domains. 

    Our Logo


    Linked hexagons are associated with all the STEM disciplines. Meristematic cells (in biology), aromatic compounds (in chemistry), and honeycomb structures (in biology, physics, technology, and engineering) all appear as a pattern of interconnected hexagons, which are in themselves geometric shapes (in mathematics). This key design motif in the logo represents the integrative and multi-centric nature of meriSTEM@NIE Singapore.