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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Addressing Resiliency to Climate Related Hazards and Disasters Through Data Informed Decision Making
Addressing Resiliency to Climate Related Hazards and Disasters Through Data Informed Decision Making

The project is developing an interdisciplinary graduate program addressing issues of climate related risk and resilience planning and decision-making in the southeast US.

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.

Aprendiendo
Aprendiendo

A research project to learn from Spanish-speaking parents of pre-K children, how they engage in and access the Aprendiendo Math Talk training via the use of videos and social media.

Assessing for Change in Chemical Thinking
Assessing for Change in Chemical Thinking

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.

Assessment Practices of STEM Teachers
Assessment Practices of STEM Teachers

The project studies the development of the science assessment practices of teachers in high-needs districts.

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.

BCSER: IRM: Institute for Meta-Synthesis: A Practicum through the Lens of STEM Equity and Inclusion Literature (IMS-SEIL)
BCSER: IRM: Institute for Meta-Synthesis: A Practicum through the Lens of STEM Equity and Inclusion Literature (IMS-SEIL)

IMS-SEIL is an institute on qualitative meta-synthesis methods for STEM education graduate students, postdocs, early career researchers, and faculty.

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.