The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) invites all local K-12 administrators, K-12 teachers and the faculty, staff and students of local colleges and universities interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research to attend this year's Collaborating for Education & Research Forum. The Forum is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Notre Dame to foster a collegial approach to STEM education and research in Michiana. We will be discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the local STEM community. Last year over 150 STEM professionals participated in the Forum. Registration is free. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided all registrants.