Toward Integrated STEM Education: Developing A Research Agenda

Project Status
Completed
September 02, 2014
Sponsor
S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, National Science Foundation, PTC, Inc., Samueli Foundation
Final Report
STEM Integration in K-12 Education
Authoring InstitutionNational Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
Publication DateMarch 06, 2014
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Events
  • Jun122014
    Jun 12 2014 Integration in K-12 STEM Education in the United States: A Discussion
    As policymakers, educators, employers, and the public increasingly recognize the importance of giving students a strong education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), many new initiatives are seeking to strengthen learning in these fields. While most efforts address the ...
    National Academy of Sciences Building
  • Nov152012
    Nov 15 2012 - Nov 16 2012 Committee on Integrated STEM Education
    The National Academy of Engineering and NRC Board on Science Education are overseeing a study of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM) education at the K-12 level. Read more .
    National Academies Keck Center
    Washington, DC
  • Jul112012
    Jul 11 2012 - Jul 12 2012 Committee on Integrated STEM Education July 2012
    The National Academy of Engineering and NRC Board on Science Education are overseeing a study of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM) education at the K-12 level. Read more .
    National Academies Keck Center
    Washington, DC
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Key Contacts
  • Greg Pearson
    Scholar, K-12 Engineering Education and Public Understanding of Engineering
    National Academy of Engineering
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    202-334-2282

The National Academy of Engineering and NRC Board on Science Education are overseeing a new study of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM) education at the K-12 level. The project aims to develop a strategic research agenda for determining the approaches and conditions most likely to lead to positive outcomes of iSTEM. It will identify and characterize existing approaches to iSTEM education in formal, afterschool, and informal settings; review the evidence for their impact on various parameters of interest, including increasing student awareness, interest, motivation, and achievement in STEM subjects, improving college-readiness skills, and boosting the number and quality of students who may consider a career in a STEM-related field; determine a set of priority research questions to advance understanding of the impacts of iSTEM education; propose methodological approaches for addressing these questions; and identify potential parties who could carry out the research.

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