Director of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE).

Research & Service

Research interests include computational thinking in K-12 education, integration of new digital technologies in K-12 STEM classrooms, and expanding access and success in K-12 mathematics through computational thinking approaches.


Other Personnel Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching & Learning (EnLiST), National Science Foundation, 2009 - 2014

Senior Personnel Mathematics Science Partnership: Sense-Making in Science and Mathematics, Illinois State Board of Education, 2007 - 2012

Advisor The Illinois Critical Technologies Partnership, Illinois State Board of Education, 2007 - 2009

Co-Principal Investigator Achievement Improving Mathematics and Science (AIMS): A Partnership to Impact MST Teaching and Learning in Illinois, Illinois State Board of Education, 2005 - 2008

Principal Investigator Teaching Enhancement Activities in Math/Science (TEAMS), Illinois Board of Higher Education (Northeastern Illinois University), 2004 - 2007

Co-Principal Investigator The TIMeS Project: A Technology Intensive Mathematics & Science Model for Improving Instruction in High Needs Schools, Illinois Board of Higher Education, 2003 - 2007

Co-Principal Investigator Technology-Intensive Approaches to Help Teachers Reach ALL Students, SBC Ameritech, 2005 - 2005

Principal Investigator DuPage Technology Research, Education, and Commercialization Center (TRECC), U.S. Navy (National Center for Supercomputing Applications), 2001 - 2005

Principal Investigator SummerMath, Boeing Corporation, 2004 - 2004

Co-Principal Investigator Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Science Foundation, 2002 - 2004


Past- President and current Board Member Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015 - 2018


Project Lead The Way (CI 499) Seminar course on topics not treated by regularly scheduled courses; requests for initiation may be made by students or faculty member. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.

Reese, George

Director, MSTE, Curriculum & Instruction



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Suite 202 505 E Green; 505 E. Green
Champaign, IL 61820

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