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Educators and scientists are learning more each day about what brings youth to STEM topics, what retains them in STEM fields, and how we can best deliver STEM learning. The research compiled here stands out for its accessibility, relevance and overall value in advancing STEM learning.

Articles on Teaching & Outcomes

Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2015)

Cascading Influences: Long Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for Girls (2013)

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012)

Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2012)

Successful STEM Education: A Workshop Summary (2011)

Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments (2010)

Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits (2009)

Ready, Set, Science!: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms (2007)

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8 (2007)


Articles on the State of STEM Education

STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research (2014)

STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems (2014)

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? (2013)

Girls, Equity and STEM in Informal Learning Settings: A Review of Literature (2013)

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A Report from a National Meeting on the Measurement of Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching (2012)

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same? Prior Achievement Fails to Explain Gender Inequality in Entry Into STEM College Majors Over Time (2012)

Nurturing and Sustaining Effective Programs in Science Education for Grades K-8: Building a Village in California: Summary of a Convocation (2009)


Research from and curated by Technical Education Research Centers (TERC)

Data and other resources from Change the Equation

Findings about girls and STEM education from Dot Diva

Information curated by the Girls RISE National Museum Network

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