Science Academy

Science Academy

Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) is dedicated to strengthening science education and preparing and motivating individuals to pursue science-related professions through programs that provide hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities across the entire educational spectrum—K-12 and up to the professional level.


Student Programs

Our programs build on the expertise of Van Andel Research Institute’s (VARI) world-renowned scientists and Van Andel Education Institute’s expertise in curriculum and instruction. We are expanding our programs with the goal of having a national impact on science education.

Professional Development

The VAEI Science Academy offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers, schools, and school districts.


The VAEI Science Academy offers an exciting, innovative line of research-based products to promote and support science instruction through scientific practices and inquiry.