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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Institute for Meta-Synthesis: A Practicum through the Lens of STEM Equity and Inclusion Literature (IMS-SEIL)
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.

Investigations Center for Curriculum and Professional Development
Investigations Center for Curriculum and Professional Development

A project that developed and now supports Investigations, a focused coherent, and rigorous K-5 mathematics curriculum that places making sense of mathematics at the heart of the work, for students and for teachers.

Investigations Professional Development
Investigations Professional Development

Professional Development that has supported more than 35,000 educators around the globe, with in-person workshops, online courses, and implementation support.

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.

Meaningful Math: News Media for Increasing Adult Statistical Literacy
Meaningful Math: News Media for Increasing Adult Statistical Literacy

The Meaningful Math project studies and aims to improve the data, statistics, and numeracy supports for consumers of news media.

Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership Evaluation
Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership Evaluation

MMTP supports the improvement of STEM teaching and learning in a large, urban district, by providing experienced teachers with opportunities to earn micro-credentials as they acquire additional content knowledge for teaching, engage in classroom-based action research, and assume instructional leadership roles.

MPACT
MPACT

MPACT provides opportunities for students to engage in computational thinking, spatial reasoning, and mathematical concepts through design and hands-on making projects.

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.

NeuroVivid
NeuroVivid

The NeuroVivid project is developing a BCI maker experience for neurodiverse multi-cultural learners to broaden interest in STEM.

Project LEAP
Project LEAP

Project LEAP researchers are developing a Grades K–5 Early Algebra Learning Progression (EALP) to foster young children’s algebraic thinking and are testing its potential to improve children’s algebra-readiness for middle grades.