Centers & Institutes
The Center has implemented several large-scale reform projects, including e-CUSP, a project funded by the Math-Science Partnerships Program of the US Department of Education and the NJ DOE.
E-CUSP is an on-going comprehensive project that addresses educational needs using research findings from past math and science reform successes to design the program. Research shows that consistency of pedagogical approach followed by supervised application in the classroom is a key factor in success. The e-CUSP Academy offers content knowledge development for teachers in carefully designed experiences that model effective constructivist methodologies.
E-CUSP is a partnership of a research and teaching university with a diverse group of districts in five counties: Bergen, Essex, Sussex, Union, and Passaic. E-CUSP partners form a representative cross-section of New Jersey communities, including three “high needs” LEA's.
Located within the Department of Earth & Environmental Studies, CEMA provides University-wide leadership and coordination for energy and environmentally-related research and service activities. CEMA focuses its resources to address energy, air and water quality issues, solid and hazardous waste, sediment and land contamination, and coastal resource management. It has a base of researchers drawn from a wide range of academic departments at the University that specialize in: environmental business issues, environmental sustainability, waste management solutions and analysis, alternative energy systems (wind, solar, geothermal, hydro), geo-chemical and soils analysis, hydrologic modeling, geoscience and underground penetrating radar and GIS mapping and remote sensing.
The mission of the Montclair State University's New Jersey School of Conservation is to convey knowledge of how Earth systems operate and how human actions affect these systems. It is intended that this knowledge will cultivate the prolonged performance of environmentally responsible behaviors and the development of self-confidence to support the development of attitudes, beliefs, and values that will aid individuals and groups alike in the resolution of current environmental problems, the avoidance of future environmental problems and the quest for sustainable development.
Passaic River Institute
The mission of this institute is to further environmental research and education and to seek solutions for environmental problems within the Passaic River basin of Northern New Jersey. PRI research projects include the study of contaminant biological uptake, regional toxicity, pollutant fate, transport and distribution and ecosystem degradation and restoration.
Professional Resources in Science & Mathematics (PRISM) is committed to teaching science and math in alignment with national and state standards, Supporting inquiry-centered and problem solving approaches to teaching, Deriving strength from diversity-a diversity of resources in people, expertise, district partners, and exemplary curriculum materials, plus Improving science, mathematics, and technology teaching for all children.
The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (ISS) at Montclair State University was founded in 2009 to play a transformative role in transdisciplinary research and education to address the relevant sustainability issues of our time. The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies seeks to advance sustainability by developing community-engaged research projects and building educational programs through academic-corporate-public partnerships.
The Remote Sensing Laboratory is located in the Department of Earth & Environmental Studies (EAES). Research activities in the lab are sponsored by NASA and the European Space Agency. Current projects to use data from NASA's Earth Observing System satellite instruments to map carbon pools in arid environments of the southwestern US; to exploit data from the Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer flown on the European Space Agency's PROBA satellite. A current research focus is the use of data from the unique NASA/JPL Multiangle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR), including cutting-edge work on mapping forest canopy height as well as crown cover; mapping woody plant cover and community type in desert grasslands.
The Margaret and Herman Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences was established by Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics in 2007 to rapidly advance the new skills, approaches and research that are critical to the development of tomorrow’s solutions to global health issues.
The Statistical Consulting Program has been established in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science to provide access to individuals who understand statistical inference processes and possess skills needed to appropriately decipher data. Our program provides such scientific expertise in the field of statistical analysis.