Not all students have a high-quality STEM education, which can limit their post-secondary learning and career options. EDC works to improve the quality, effectiveness, and equity of STEM learning and teaching, giving all students a solid foundation in computer science and creating pathways to STEM careers for students from underrepresented groups, students from low-income families, and English learners.

We develop STEM curricula, digital games, and apps that engage, excite, and challenge students, aiming to foster and use technology for robust STEM experiences. And through national resource centers and collaborative research, we guide STEM research and program design.


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Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Al Cuoco
Distinguished Scholar
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
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Managing Project Director
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Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
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Senior Research Associate
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
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Senior Research Scientist
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Science Educator
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Thelma Khelghati
Chief of Party | Education Specialist
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
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Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
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Senior Project Director
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Research Scientist
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Research Scientist
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
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Managing Project Director
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Research Scientist
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Senior Project Director
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Distinguished Scholar
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
Melanie Sany
Senior Technical Advisor for Youth Livelihoods
Deborah Spencer
Managing Project Director
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Senior Project Director
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Research Scientist


Here are a few of our resources on STEM. To see more, visit our Resources section.


This collection of six essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to close opportunity gaps in mathematics education and support teachers in improving instruction.


Resource libraries

This website helps educators understand the role that the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) play within the larger context of the Common Core Standards themselves.


Written for program directors, program managers, educators, and others responsible for developing and implementing STEM programs in schools and community-based organizations, this guide seeks to re

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This occupational profile details the skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed for success in big data fields.


Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:


In this study, EDC and SRI researchers explored how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, noncommercial media can benefit young children’s learning, especially those growing up


Developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) and published by the American Mathematical Society, the IAS/PCMI–The Teacher Program Series includes three professional development b


This report offers research-backed guidelines to support designers of big data interfaces for education.


This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them

Resource libraries

This resource library contains reports, evaluations, and toolkits produced by Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) partners and principal investigators with DR K–12 grant