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April 6, 2016—Press Release

TERC Board Names Interim Leader Laurie Brennan President

Permanent appointment reaffirms robust commitment to community engagement and equity. More »

November 19. 2015

New Science Game Testers Needed

TERC, Inc. is looking for students in grades 5-8 to test a prototype of a new, serious science game being designed to support independent, personalized learning of NGSS topics in Structure and Properties of Matter, Space Systems and other areas ... More »

November 18, 2015

McGraw-Hill Releases TERC’s EMPower Plus to Help More Adult Learners Earn High School Equivalency Certificates

TERC has revised and enhanced its groundbreaking mathematics curriculum for adult learners. Now available from McGraw-Hill EMPower Plus builds ... More »

August 3, 2015 – Press Release

TERC Receives National Science Foundation Research Grant to Examine the Development of Computational Thinking in Game-Based Learning

The National Science Foundation awarded the Educational Gaming Environment Group (EdGE) at TERC a 1.9 million, 3-year grant to More »

May 11, 2015 – Press Release

NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase Opens May 11

TERC announced today the opening of the NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase with 112 videos. More »

April 17, 2015 – Announcement


TERC staff are traveling to Chicago for presentations at AERA. More »

March 11, 2015 – Announcement


TERC staff are traveling to Chicago for presentations at NSELA and NSTA. Stop by the TERC booth #890. More »

February 17, 2015 – Press Release

Zoombinis Journeys to Homes and Classrooms on iPad and Android Tablets

TERC, a not-for-profit leader in K-12 math and science education, announced today the revival of the classic educational puzzle game, Zoombinis, coming this summer to iPad and Android tablets for $4.99. Zoombinis is developed in conjunction with  More »

August 12, 2014 – Press Release

Frank Davis Stepping Down as TERC President, Board Appoints Laurie Brennan Interim 

The TERC Board of Trustees has appointed Laurie Brennan interim president of TERC, effective September 1, 2014. She will be replacing president Frank Davis, who earlier this year announced   to the Board of Trustees his desire to step down as president More »

May 8, 2014 – Press Release

TERC & The Virtual High School Partner to Advance STEM Education

TERC, a non-profit leader in the research and development of STEM curricula (, and The Virtual High School (, a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, today announced a partnership to create a cutting-edge Earth and space science course for high school students.  More »

March 26, 2014 – Press Release

TERC Names George E. Hein Chairman of the Board, Welcomes Three New Members

TERC’s Board of Trustees has elected Dr. George E. Hein, renowned museum educator and Dewey scholar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and has appointed three new members: Dr. Larry Leverett, Director of the Panasonic Foundation; Dr. Martin Storksdieck, Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences; and Dr. Alice Wilder, CEO of KIDOZ. More »

November 7, 2013 – Press Release

Investigating Science Outdoors, the New eBook From TERC, Encourages Teachers and Students to Open the Door, Go Outside, and Explore.

TERC, a leader in the research and development of STEM curricula, is pleased to offer students, teachers, afterschool providers, and homeschoolers a free resource to promote authentic science exploration outside. The eBook Investigating Science Outdoors is available from the Apple iBookstore. This supplementary science curriculum is designed to get students (grades 7-9) outdoors, exploring the world around them, learning science observation and investigation skills, and actually doing science. More »

October 29, 2013 – Press Release

International Innovation Features TERC’s Signing Math and Science Dictionaries

Judy Vesel, Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded Handheld Signing Math and Science Dictionaries for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Museum Visitors Research Project was interviewed for the October 2013 Issue of International Innovation – North America. In “Inclusive Museums,” Vesel talks about the collaborative research project with the Museum of Science, Boston, which is studying how family and school visitors integrate iPod versions of the Signing Science Pictionary (SSP), the Signing Science Dictionary (SSD), and the Signing Math Dictionary (SMD) into their museum experience and the impact of the dictionaries on what the visitors are learning from the exhibits. More »

August 06, 2013 – Press Release

Signing Math Pictionary (SMP) Now Available on the iTunes App Store

A new addition to the Signing Math and Science product line is now available on the iTunes App Store. The Signing Math Pictionary (SMP) has launched as a mobile app, joining the Signing Science Dictionary (SSD)Signing Math Dictionary (SMD), and Science Science Pictionary (SSP) app suite. The latest versions of the apps include human voice narration, which previous purchasers can download free of charge. More »

July 30, 2013 – Press Release

TERC Senior Scientist Tamara Shapiro Ledley Selected as 2013 AGU Excellence in Geophysical Education Awardee

TERC Senior Scientist Dr. Tamara Shapiro Ledley was recently selected for the 2013 American Geophysical Union.s Excellence in Geophysical Education Award. This annual Award is given to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education through professional service. Dr. Ledley and other awardees will be celebrated at an honors ceremony and banquet to be held during the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, scheduled for December. More »

July 15, 2013 – Press Release

TERC’s Sue Doubler Quoted in Grant Funding Article for Huffington Post

TERC’s Sue Doubler was interviewed for Douglas Haller’s “7 Tips for Funding Science Education”, which appeared in The Huffington Post on June 24th, 2013. Haller contacted three PIs/project directors for National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administrations-funded research programs and asked, ‘In a challenging economic climate, what do you need to know to successfully secure funding to support and grow your STEM effort?’ Doubler, Paul Secor of Secor Strategies, and Kim Jacques, a professional grant writer, all shared their best practices around retaining and attracting future funding. More »

July 10, 2013 – Press Release

TERC Senior Researcher Judy Storeygard Authors Article for AANE Journal Spring Issue

TERC Senior Researcher Judy Storeygard has authored “Yes, Elementary Students with Asperger Syndrome Can Learn Math” for Issue 11 of theAANE Journal, the member publication of the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE). More »

July 9, 2013 – Press Release

Signing Math and Science PI Judy Vesel, Tara Robillard, Author Article for Summer 2013 Issue of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)

“Teaching Mathematics Vocabulary with an Interactive Signing Math Dictionary” by Judy Vesel and Tara Robillard is included in the Summer 2013 issue of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE), ISTE’s quarterly, peer-reviewed research publication. More »

July 2, 2013 – Blog Post

The LightAide: Using Interactive Light to Engage, Do, and Learn

Beneath the imposing Gothic spires and towering pines of its 33-acre campus, Perkins School for the Blind, located in Watertown, MA, is an institution brimming with innovations in assistive tool development and integrated technology use. Despite—or perhaps because of—being steeped in nearly 200 years of history, today’s Perkins is ever evolving to meet the needs of a changing world and an increasingly diverse student population. In recent years, Perkins has become an experiential design and development lab for the newest cutting-edge assistive technologies. More »