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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SportsLab:2020
SportsLab:2020

SportsLab: 2020 is opening the door to 21st Century careers through a sports research and the She Design Challenge.

STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC)
STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC)

SEEC offers consultation, external evaluation, and research support for existing STEM education grants and programs and collaborates with proposal writing teams to design studies.

STEM for All Collaboratory (Multiplex)
STEM for All Collaboratory (Multiplex)

The STEM for All Collaboratory will advance educational research and development through the creation and facilitation of two related, interactive platforms – the STEM for All Video Showcase and the STEM for All Multiplex.

STEM for All Video Showcase
STEM for All Video Showcase

Connecting Communities and Disseminating Cutting Edge Work Through Video and Discourse

STEM Signing for Undergraduate Interpreters
STEM Signing for Undergraduate Interpreters

This project is developing a prototype Signing Bioscience Dictionary that will include approximately 1,500 terms routinely used in undergraduate biology courses.

Storybook STEM
Storybook STEM

Storybook STEM is catalyzing new research studies and partnerships to advance efforts in ISE contexts, including the role of books in learning experiences, how books are selected or designed, and how the reading is facilitated by teachers and families.

Storytelling Math
Storytelling Math

TERC is collaborating with Charlesbridge Publishing to develop picture books that meld story, racial diversity, and math and are written by “ownvoices” authors.

Talk Science
Talk Science

Talk Science PD is a blend of web-based study, opportunities to try ideas in the classroom, and face-to-face study group meetings designed to help teachers increase the effectiveness of classroom science discussions.

The Inquiry Project
The Inquiry Project

Science curricula for grades 3-5 and professional development aligned with the NRC Science Framework.

The Inquiry Project Professional Development
The Inquiry Project Professional Development

Professional development is comprised of Implementation Workshops that introduce teachers to the Inquiry Project curriculum and embedded assessment opportunities.