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.
Using a co-design model, researchers, practitioners alongside participants will develop a program for young women of color to learn STEM, Making, and entrepreneurship skills.
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.
The Backyard Wilderness project is an evaluation of the informal and formal educational outreach campaign associated with the giant screen film, Backyard Wilderness.
Developing data science materials and activities for after-school and summer experiences
Embodied Physics is building resources for science learning environments where Black and Latino students can develop identities as people who practice and are engaged in scientific inquiry.
Teaching and Learning Science Practices in the Context of Complex Earth Systems
Extracting Salient Scenarios from Interaction Logs helps students understand the principles of complex systems by developing a new type of education technology to support their learning and participation in the multi-person immersive simulation.
FRAME investigates strategies for enhancing the mathematics in museum-based making and tinkering activities and lays the foundation for a full research study on broadening family participation in mathematics through making.
Strengthening the Cultural Relevance of the Head Start on Engineering Program for Spanish-Speaking Families
IDATA engages middle and high school students in designing software to make astronomy accessible to people with blindness or visual impairments.