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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Revealing the Invisible
Revealing the Invisible

Investigators from TERC, Landmark College, and MIT collaborated to examine the relationships among patterns of play in a digital game (“Impulse”), student attention (measured from eye- and head-tracking devices); and student learning about Newton’s first and second laws.

Robots in Science
Robots in Science

Robots in Science supports middle school physical science teachers to develop and implement integrated robotics units in their classrooms.

SEEC – Consultation & Research Evaluation
SEEC – Consultation & Research Evaluation

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

Signing Glossaries for Science Exhibits
Signing Glossaries for Science Exhibits

The glossary apps are six venue-specific signing glossaries researched and developed for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, age 5 and above, who visit informal learning venues.

Signing Math & Science
Signing Math & Science

Signing Math & Science consists of illustrated, interactive 3D standards-based sign language dictionaries that offer students in grades K-8 and 9-12 who are deaf and hard of hearing increased access to the same learning opportunities that hearing students enjoy.

SportsLab:2020
SportsLab:2020

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