Principal Investigator: Judith (Judy) Storeygard
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Website: http://www.digits.us.com/

TERC is the evaluator for DIGITS program, a program that introduces sixth grade students to a corps of STEM professionals - called STEM Ambassadors - who work in science and technology-based careers; are enthusiastic about their jobs; and are interested in interacting with students. More »

Principal Investigator: Judith (Judy) Storeygard

Funders:

Website: http://www.digits.us.com/

TERC is the evaluator for DIGITS program, a program that introduces sixth grade students to a corps of STEM professionals—called STEM Ambassadors—who work in science and technology-based careers; are enthusiastic about their jobs; and are interested in interacting with students. STEM Ambassadors—recruited from companies throughout the state of Massachusetts—volunteer to visit sixth grade classrooms to tell their personal stories and engage the students in a series of interactive, multimedia exercises that encourage students to be more open to math and science and stimulates their ability to visualize themselves in STEM jobs and careers. DIGITS—originally funded by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education STEM Pipeline Fund—has now acquired funding from private foundations under the auspices of the Engineering Center to continue and expand the program.

TERC's evaluation will address the following questions: