Our projects address the full spectrum of topics and issues associated with STEM education, and they often result in insightful and inspiring publications.

From books to peer-reviewed journals, op-ed pieces, and conference presentations, our publications allow you to explore the wide range of research TERC staff have undertaken for more than 50 years. These materials answer challenging questions, uncover important findings, and delve deeper into creating a level playing field for life-long learners. Every day we strive to inform and engage our audience with the best practices in education for all learners, as well as professional development, and evaluation. We’re moving the world forward with STEM education, and our publications can help you join the movement.

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The identity-frame model: A framework to describe situated identity negotiation for adolescent youth participating in an informal engineering education program
The identity-frame model: A framework to describe situated identity negotiation for adolescent youth participating in an informal engineering education program

Scott Pattison, Ivel Gontan, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Todd Shagott, Melanie Francisco, & Lynn Dierking
June 16, 2020

Understanding Early Childhood Engineering Interest Development as a Family-Level Systems Phenomenon: Findings from the Head Start on Engineering Project
Understanding Early Childhood Engineering Interest Development as a Family-Level Systems Phenomenon: Findings from the Head Start on Engineering Project

Scott Pattison, Gina Svarovsky, Smirla Ramos-Montañez, Ivel Gontan, Shannon Weiss, Verónika Núñez, Pam Corrie, Cynthia Smith, Marcie Benne
May 1, 2020

Distributing Expertise to Integrate Computational Thinking Practices
Distributing Expertise to Integrate Computational Thinking Practices

Michael Cassidy, Eli Tucker-Raymond, Gillian Puttick
March 1, 2020

The Time Is Now: Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and Astronomy
The Time Is Now: Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and Astronomy

The AIP National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (TEAM-UP)
November 13, 2019

Advancing Research in Game-Based Learning Assessment: Tools and Methods for Measuring Implicit Learning
Advancing Research in Game-Based Learning Assessment: Tools and Methods for Measuring Implicit Learning

Elizabeth Rowe, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Erin Bardar, Mia Almeda, Ryan S. Baker, Richard Scruggs, Santiago Gasca
November 1, 2019