Our Legacy of Impactful Projects

At TERC, we take pride in our ongoing commitment to shaping the STEM education landscape through innovative projects and groundbreaking research. Delve into our archives to discover the stories, methodologies, and outcomes of these impactful projects. Even though they may no longer be actively running, the knowledge and insights gained from these initiatives continue to shape the future of STEM education.

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FUN
FUN

FUN brought together learning-game research teams from Finland and the USA to conduct cross-team studies looking for similarities and differences arising in different cultures and different gaming environments.

Leveling Up
Leveling Up

EdGE designed three games with mechanics related to high school science concepts and researched how gameplay, as well as bridging from the game to the classroom, impacted student learning.

LightAide
LightAide

LightAide was an assistive tool for students with visual impairments.

Make Connections: You and Me and Math
Make Connections: You and Me and Math

Make Connections was a collaborative, multi-year effort to develop, evaluate, and nationally disseminate an English/Spanish math program for young children and their caregivers.

May’s Journey
May’s Journey

Researchers studied the development of implicit computer skills through a 3D puzzle-based game called May’s Journey.

MSPnet III
MSPnet III

MSPnet.org was an online professional learning network created to serve NSF’s MSP (Math and Science Partnership) program. It facilitated the sharing of strategies, challenges, resources, and expertise within and across MSP projects.

Native American Women in Computing and Technology (WOCCC Sr. Fellowship)
Native American Women in Computing and Technology (WOCCC Sr. Fellowship)

This fellowship resulted in two case studies that explore the persistence of Native American women in computing and technology higher education.

Signing Glossaries for Science Exhibits
Signing Glossaries for Science Exhibits

Researched and developed six separate glossaries to provide visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing access to exhibit content.

STEM for All Collaboratory (Multiplex)
STEM for All Collaboratory (Multiplex)

The STEM for All Collaboratory advanced educational research and development through the creation and facilitation of two related, interactive platforms – the STEM for All Video Showcase and the STEM for All Multiplex.

STEM for All Video Showcase
STEM for All Video Showcase

Connected Communities and Disseminated Cutting Edge Work Through Video and Discourse