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.

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.

Building Coherence
Building Coherence

The Building Coherence project aims to support development of pre-service elementary teachers’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions for enacting ambitious and equitable STEM instruction, by fostering greater coherence among STEM content and pedagogical teacher preparation opportunities.

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.

Designing Biomimetic Robots
Designing Biomimetic Robots

Designing Biomimetic Robots is creating and studying an interdisciplinary learning environment for middle school students, by having students study the natural world and use what they learn to design their own robots.

EarthLabs
EarthLabs

Providing a national model for rigorous, engaging Earth and environmental lab science courses.