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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INFACT
INFACT

INFACT is a consortium of leading researchers and practitioners in CT education. EdGE at TERC is leading the team in the design, development, implementation and research of a comprehensive set of teaching and learning materials for inclusive computational thinking (CT).

Literature Analysis and Synthesis of Women of Color in Technology and Computing (LASOW)
Literature Analysis and Synthesis of Women of Color in Technology and Computing (LASOW)

Conducting a systematic synthesis of the empirical literature on women of color in computing and technology.

May’s Journey
May’s Journey

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

MPACT
MPACT

MPACT brings 3D design, making, and printing to students in California’s agricultural region, in service of learning mathematics, spatial reasoning, and computational thinking.

MSPnet III
MSPnet III

MSPnet.org is an online professional learning network created to serve NSF’s MSP (Math and Science Partnership) program. It facilitates 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 will result in two case studies that explore the persistence of Native American women in computing and technology higher education.

Native STEM Portraits (NSP)
Native STEM Portraits (NSP)

NSP is a longitudinal study on the experiences of Native STEM students, faculty, and professionals and the barriers and supports they encounter in STEM.

Native Women and Two-Spirit Individuals in Computing Higher Education (NAWC2)
Native Women and Two-Spirit Individuals in Computing Higher Education (NAWC2)

This study examines landscape data and trends on participation of Native women and two-spirit individuals in computing through a scoping review of the existing literature.

Reaching Across the Hallway
Reaching Across the Hallway

Broadening rural middle school history students’ participation in meaningful and culturally relevant CS instruction.

Robots in Science
Robots in Science

Robots in Science supports middle school physical science teachers to develop and implement integrated robotics units in their classrooms.