Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)

Program Staff

Program Director

Steve Schneider

The Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program, spanning grades preK–16, offers a diverse portfolio of projects that enhance teaching and learning across all STEM subjects.

The STEM program pursues cutting-edge research, evaluation, curriculum development, assessment, and professional development. STEM staff members study issues in topics such as early childhood mathematics learning, technology literacy, and the use of apps and simulations to enhance student learning and assessment.

STEM also has been increasingly conducting work in cognitive science and computer science education, with staff now studying high-profile national projects that address the computer science gap in middle and high schools.

In addition, STEM staff have strong expertise and resources for addressing Common Core mathematics standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).