Our projects and research shape the STEM education field by introducing innovative curricula and improving student access to STEM.

We support more than 60 active projects every year, and our high-quality, innovative research is based on the understanding that for STEM, real-world application matters. We inspire, motivate, and create life-long learners by helping students connect what they are taught in the classroom to the world around them.


These projects and our research are designed to encompass a wide range of subjects and disciplines within STEM education and teaching methods to expand accessibility for all eager minds.

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Adult Numeracy Center
Adult Numeracy Center

The Adult Numeracy Center at TERC helps adults and young adults understand how math is present and relevant in everyday life, and how they can use this knowledge to improve their lives and communities.

Adult Numeracy Center PD
Adult Numeracy Center PD

Are you looking for professional development (PD) opportunities to foster conceptual understanding, improve reasoning and justification skills, and share experiences with peers?

All Included in Mathematics—Expansion & Dissemination
All Included in Mathematics—Expansion & Dissemination

This project is expanding and disseminating the Project AIM professional development program that is designed to help teachers recognize, analyze, and aspire to implement high quality discourse in the mathematics classroom.

Assessing Change in Chemical Thinking (ACCT)
Assessing Change in Chemical Thinking (ACCT)

The ACCT project is developing, implementing, and studying a professional development model for improving chemistry teachers’ formative assessment practices to foster teaching focused on chemical thinking.

Augmented Reality with PTC
Augmented Reality with PTC

Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and TERC are exploring potential uses and affordances of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) in K-12 education.

Backyard Wilderness
Backyard Wilderness

The Backyard Wilderness project is an evaluation of the informal and formal educational outreach campaign associated with the giant screen film, Backyard Wilderness.

BioInteractive Evaluation Studies
BioInteractive Evaluation Studies

SEEC is working collaboratively with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive team to evaluate implementation and impact of classroom resources, planning tools, and professional development designed for science educators.

Building Systems from Scratch
Building Systems from Scratch

Building Systems from Scratch creates a learning environment where young people learn to think from a systems perspective, essential to solving complex scientific problems.

Children’s Understanding of Relationships
Children’s Understanding of Relationships

Children’s Understanding of Relationships (CUF/CUG) projects focus on developing the cognitive foundations of children’s understanding of algebraic concepts as they begin formal schooling in Kindergarten and first grade.

CodePlay
CodePlay

Through a Researcher Practitioner Partnership (RPP) between Braintree Public Schools and EdGE, the team is building CodePlay—a strong foundation of teachers and suite of materials for the teaching and learning of CT—in upper elementary and middle schools across Braintree MA, considering a broad audience of diverse learners with cognitive differences.