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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Data Clubs for Middle School Youth
Data Clubs for Middle School Youth

Developing data science materials and activities for after-school and summer experiences

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.

Doing the Math with Paraeducators
Doing the Math with Paraeducators

Doing the Math with Paraeducators is developing, implementing, refining, and researching a mathematics professional development program for paraeducators, K-3, in the Boston Public Schools.

EarthLabs
EarthLabs

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

EdGE
EdGE

EdGE is a team of educators, designers, and researchers who design and study digital games and environments to learn how to engage ALL learners in STEM, especially those who are “falling through the cracks”.

Embodied Physics: STEM Learning for Under-Represented Youth
Embodied Physics: STEM Learning for Under-Represented Youth

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.

Engaging Students in the Scientific Practices
Engaging Students in the Scientific Practices

This project is developing, implementing, testing, and revising instructional approaches and materials for high school students that focus on the links between scientific evidence and alternative explanations of phenomena related to Earth and space education.

Environmental Innovation Challenges
Environmental Innovation Challenges

Teaching and Learning Science Practices in the Context of Complex Earth Systems

ESSIL: Extracting Salient Scenarios from Interaction Logs
ESSIL: Extracting Salient Scenarios from Interaction Logs

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.

Focus on Energy Professional Learning
Focus on Energy Professional Learning

The Focus on Energy Summer Workshop empowers elementary teachers to incorporate foundational energy ideas accurately and effectively in their own curriculum.