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

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Co-Director, Science and Math Programs
Jim Diamond
Senior Research Associate
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Distinguished Scholar/Advisor
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
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Senior Research Scientist
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Randy Kochevar
Director, Oceans of Data Institute
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Scientist
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
June Mark
Managing Project Director
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Project Director
Barbara Miller
Vice President | Interim Director, Learning and Teaching Division
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Distinguished Scholar
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
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Senior Project Director

Resources

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

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A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities, such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet.

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EDC led the development of SMARTR, a website of free math and science “virtual learning experiences” (VLEs) for middle-grades students.

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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.

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

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This report presents detailed descriptions of five guidelines for schools and districts to consider as they draw upon interactive mobile technologies to promote students’ mathematical thinking.

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This report surveys state-level efforts to improve access to K–12 computer science education opportunities in the United States.

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EDC’s CME Project is a National Science Foundation–funded high school mathematics curriculum.

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Developed by EDC with support from the National Science Foundation and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science is a full year, activity-driven high school earth science course that is ful

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This document outlines the vision, mission, and three-year plan of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), which is based at EDC.

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This data brief from the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) describes some of the steps being taken by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and T