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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Transforming College Students’ Statistical Thinking: Data, Technology & Modeling
Transforming College Students’ Statistical Thinking: Data, Technology & Modeling

This project is developing frameworks for understanding how students learn to represent, model, and organize data as part of their understanding of statistics and data analysis.

U!Scientist
U!Scientist

U!Scientist is the evaluation of a citizen science galaxy classification touch table exhibit at the Adler Planetarium and follow-up on the Zooniverse site.

VideoReView
VideoReView

Empowering Teachers Through VideoReView is a NSF funded research and development project to enhance elementary science teachers’ attention to students’ science thinking.

Who’s Counting: Estimating Monarch Colony Size
Who’s Counting: Estimating Monarch Colony Size

Counting Butterflies is an iSWOOP workshop focused on monarch butterflies that overwinter in California and in Michoacán, Mexico.

Windows on Earth
Windows on Earth

Windows on Earth is an educational project that features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station.

Zoombinis Research
Zoombinis Research

This project leverages the existing Zoombinis game by embedding tools for studying patterns of students’ decision-making and problem-solving in the environment.