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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Museum Education for Today’s Audiences
Museum Education for Today’s Audiences

Scott Pattison and Smirla Ramos-Montañez
December 1, 2021

A Moving Dune, a Stunning View: Visitors’ Recollections of a Ranger-Led Hike at Indiana Dunes National Park
A Moving Dune, a Stunning View: Visitors’ Recollections of a Ranger-Led Hike at Indiana Dunes National Park

Brian E. Forist, Martha Merson, Louise C. Allen, Nickolay I. Hristov
July 5, 2021

What to Consider When We Consider Data
What to Consider When We Consider Data

Andee Rubin
June 25, 2021

Sharpening Our Focus on Equity: Reflections from the Storybook STEM Project
Sharpening Our Focus on Equity: Reflections from the Storybook STEM Project

Scott Pattison and Gina Svarovsky
January 15, 2021

Research Briefs through Interpreters’ Eyes: Recommendations for Scientists Sharing Park‐Based Research
Research Briefs through Interpreters’ Eyes: Recommendations for Scientists Sharing Park‐Based Research

Martha Merson, Alyssa Parker‐Geisman, Louise C. Allen, Nickolay I. Hristov
September 24, 2020

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

U!Scientist: Designing for People-Powered Research in Museums
U!Scientist: Designing for People-Powered Research in Museums

Mmachi God’sglory Obiorah, James K.L. Hammerman, Becky Rother, Will Granger, Haley Margaret West, Michael Horn, Laura Trouille
May 7, 2021

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