How teaching and learning practices, tools, and media impacts learner outcomes and experiences.

NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) (2018-2022)

Dr. Heather A. Fischer and Dr. Martin Storksdieck are leading the NESEC evaluation with help from Holly Cho. The purpose of this evaluation is to (1) Provide strategic guidance to the NESEC team on project focus and productive connection to external partners. (2) Provide support for product and program development based on conceptual and empirical evidence.

L'SPACE (2019-2021)

Dr. Heather Fischer and Dr. Martin Storksdieck are leading the evaluating of the L’SPACE academy. The Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE)Virtual Academy is a new student collaboration program with NASA’s Lucy Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids.

On-the-Spot Assessment to Improve Scientist Engagement with the Public (OTS) (2018-2021)

The collaborative OTS project will develop a framework of strategies for STEM professionals to use during public engagement outreach events. The project builds on the theory of change that if scientists have training and access to the right resources then they will gain confidence and an understanding of how to flexibly engage with their audience. This two-phase study will work with scientists to create effective strategies that are field-tested across a variety of activity types, leading the project towards a validated OTS model for scientists.

STEM Beyond School (2016-2019)

With evaluation from the Center, the STEM Beyond School program looks to expand STEM opportunities and student STEM interest, motivation and enthusiasm in STEM-related activities and careers among historically-underserved students in grades 3-8 by supporting high-quality out-of-school STEM programming, professional development and a statewide network for community-based out-of-school-time providers. 

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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

Research and Development on Understanding STEM Identity Using Live Experiences (2017-20)

In collaboration with the Pratt Institute and Guerilla Science, the Center's Martin Storksdieck, Kari O'Connell, and Brianna Keys are exploring how audiences with little or no affinity for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can become more engaged with STEM ideas through live, immersive experiences.

Numbers in Nature, Math on the Mountain