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—from elementary through graduate school, up to 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.