About the Center for Integrating Research & Learning

The Magnet Lab has a strong commitment to education. Through the Center for Integrating Research & Learning (CIRL), the lab supports educational programming at all academic levels: K-12, technical, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral.


The Center for Integrating Research & Learning makes significant contributions to STEM education through quality programming, web content, and research. Read more.

Our programs are designed to excite and educate students, teachers and the general public about science, technology and the world around them. All of our programs are developed in close collaboration with research scientists and educators. Housed at and partly funded by the MagLab, the Center is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the excellent resources, connections, world-class facilities and cutting-edge science the lab has to offer. We also receive generous support from the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

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More about CIRL

The Center for Integrating Research and Learning seeks external advice annually. Our external advisory committee includes experts in the various programs we conduct.

Staff members at the Center for Integrating Research & Learning conduct rigorous research in the areas of teacher professional development and barriers for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM. The results of their research are presented at national conferences and published in key STEM education journals.

The Center for Integrating Research & Learning's partnerships with these groups make us more effective in our common goal of improving science education in our schools and communities.