Our Mission

Wayne State’s mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. The STEM Commons will help create and advance knowledge by facilitating student learning and collaborations among STEM scholars at WSU. The STEM Commons will prepare a diverse student body to thrive by supporting undergraduate students in their learning for and beyond their courses, and facilitating the professional development of graduate students. We will use evidence-based methods to support our diverse students in their unique challenges. We will positively impact our communities through the Engineering camps, by encouraging students to explore STEM beyond the classroom and by encouraging WSU researchers to share the knowledge they are creating with a broader audience.



  • Facilitate collaboration among students taking STEM courses to construct their STEM knowledge and increase academic success 
  • Facilitate teaching and research collaborations across STEM disciplines and across levels of expertise (K-12 through Professors) 
  • Connect STEM to real world opportunities, careers and values
  • Encourage a growth mindset and sense of belonging in all users


Activities, Events and Resources

  • Scheduled Learning Community Team Meetings
  • Group Study Spaces
  • Lounge Area
  • Peer Mentor Support
  • Office Hours
  • Review Sessions
  • Educational Games
  • Meet Alumni
  • Meet Your Professor
  • Science and Society
  • Frontiers in Science
  • Research Chats
  • STEM Book Clubs
  • Advisor Hangouts
  • The Wall of Opportunities

Find out about the types of activities, events and resources here: About the STEM Community Learning Center



The SCLC is located on the first floor of the Science and Engineering Library on the main campus of Wayne State University. Enter on the South side of the building. We are on the right on the East side of the building.

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