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.

Experts

Pam Buffington staff photo
Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Al Cuoco
Distinguished Scholar
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
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Managing Project Director
Paul Goldenberg staff photo
Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Marion Goldstein staff portrait
Senior Research Associate
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Jess Gropen staff portrait
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
Ruth Krumhansl staff portrait
Scientist
Abigail Jurist Levy
Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Programs
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
Rebecca Lewis staff portrait
Senior Project Director
Ashley Lewis Presser staff photo
Research Scientist
Daniel Light staff portrait
Research Scientist
Joyce Malyn-Smith
Managing Project Director
June Mark staff portrait
Managing Project Director
Wendy Martin staff portrait
Research Scientist
Catherine McCulloch staff photo
Senior Project Director
Babette Moeller staff portrait
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
Jim Stanton staff portrait
Senior Project Director
EDC's Jessica Young staff portrait
Research Scientist

Resources

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

Curricula

Transition to Algebra is a full-year curriculum designed by EDC to run concurrently with first-year algebra to raise the competence and confidence of students who may benefit from supports

Reports

The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog

Reports

This paper presents EDC’s findings from the case studies of three National Science Foundation-funded STEM projects involving successful youth co-design team activities.

Curricula

Designed by EDC and the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) initiative includes an interdisciplinary high school curriculum, professional development, and a successful

Studies

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

Curricula

This three-part series, funded by the National Science Foundation, features engaging activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photo

Toolkits

Math for All is a multi-media mathematics professional development resource for general and special education teachers.

Resource libraries

This resource library contains research, presentations, and white papers developed by EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI), which is dedicated to transforming education to help individuals succeed

Reports

This report examines concerns about the technology readiness of adolescent learners for college and career, and it identifies effective ways to use technology to personalize a student’s learning ex

Studies

Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.