How learning occurs within a learner's (STEM) ecosystem, not only in school or out of school, but in a complex network of institutions, families, environments, and events.

CAISE Evaluation (2016-2021)

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is a resource center funded through a cooperative agreement with the NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program.

Oregon STEM Hub Evaluation (2016-19)

STEM Hubs are regionally-focused, multi-sector partnerships that unite schools, universities, non-profits, businesses, civic leaders and other members of communities in so-called local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning ecosystems.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute LabVenture (2018-22)

The research team from the STEM Research Center at Oregon State University (Martin Storksdieck, Kelly Riedinger, Kimberley Preston and Brianna Keys), in collaboration with researchers from TERC, will partner with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on research in service to practice project funded by NSF’s Advancing Informal STEM Lear

Explorer at Large Pilot Implementation (2017-2018)

In this study led by Drs. Kelly Riedinger and Martin Storksdieck with assistance from Victoria Bonebrake, the STEM Research Center will research and evaluate the Explorer at Large (XAL) pilot program.

Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms (2016-20)

nasa logoThe Center has partnered with WGBH Boston and PBS LearningMedia on a NASA-funded partnership, Bringing the University to America’s Classrooms.

Connected Science Learning (2014-17)

The National Science Teachers Association (led by PI David Evans), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (led by Co-PI Margaret Glass), and Oregon State University’s STEM Research Center (led by Co-PI Kelly Riedinger) received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to deve