STEM

Tomorrow's workforce must access high quality, inspiring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning today, each step of the way from preschool to college. EDC works to close STEM learning opportunity gaps, improve the relevance and rigor of STEM learning, and prepare all students to thrive in a wide variety of STEM-intensive jobs. With specialization in fostering computer science literacy and data literacy, we support states, districts, and schools in building systems and scaling innovations to ensure all students can navigate our wired world and workplaces and be informed users of technology and big data.

Our experts lead national resource centers, convenings, and collaborative research that helps inform and guide STEM education research and program design, and head up district, state, and national initiatives to create pathways to STEM careers for all students who dream of becoming innovators and inventors. Our instructional designers create curricula and digital tools that engage, excite, and challenge students—sparking their interest in STEM while engaging them in robust STEM learning that builds their proficiency. (Learn more about our preK-Grade 3 STEM work and explore our Out-of-School Time STEM work.)

Interested? Explore our projects, people, and publications, and contact us to find out how we can help you advance your goals to STEMpower students.

Featured Projects:

Bringing a Rigorous Computer Science Course to NYC engages us scaling our advanced placement computer science principles course and teacher professional development to give all students access to high-quality computer science learning. Contact June Mark or Paul Goldenberg.

Broadening Participation of Elementary Students and Teachers in Computer Science is supporting Grade 1-6 teachers in integrating computational thinking and computing into courses to prepare students to thrive in a world driven by technology. Contact Joyce Malyn-Smith.

Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education supports Discovery Research K–12 grantees in disseminating their STEM education findings. Contact Catherine McCulloch.

Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning is supporting, synergizing, and amplifying the efforts of NSF Cyberlearning projects to address pressing needs in STEM learning nationwide. Contact Sarita Pillai.

Girls Who Code Evaluation is examining a model for computer science education for girls in grades 6-12 that has expanded to 8 programs in 5 cities nationwide. Contact Ginger Fitzhugh.

Google Code Next Evaluation engages us in studying a new program that Google is developing to expand the diversity of young people pursuing computer science careers. Contact Daniel Light or Naomi Hupert.

INCLUDES Launch Pilot Technical Assistance involves EDC in supporting the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES initiative in fostering a culture of continuous program and project improvement. Contact Leslie Goodyear.

Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network engages us in supporting the scale-up of computer science education standards, curriculum, and and teacher development. Contact Jim Stanton.

NASA@ My Library Evaluation is examining an initiative in which NASA and the public library community are working together to enhance the STEM literacy of library patrons. Contact Ginger Fitzhugh.

NYC CS4All Evaluation engages EDC in partnering with the Research Alliance at NYU to study the implementation, impact, and cost of the Computer Science for All program in New York City. Contact Wendy Martin.

Oceans of Data Institute conducts research and develops instructional resources and tools to help people succeed in school, work, and life in a data-intensive world. Contact Randy Kochevar.

Research & Practice (R+P) Collaboratory is identifying and sharing ways that practitioners and researchers can work together to enhance K–12 STEM education and informal STEM learning. Contact Pam Buffington.

STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) supports Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers R&D projects and disseminates ITEST models, materials, and best practices to support adaptation. Contact Sarita Pillai or Carrie Parker.

Techbridge Broad Implementation Evaluation is investigating the expansion of the Techbridge afterschool program and examining its impact on girls' STEM learning and career interest. Contact Ginger Fitzhugh.