Wendy Rivenburgh

A Report on the NSF ITEST Convening: Defining an Afterschool Research Agenda

In community centers, labs, and classrooms, young people from around the country are diving into STEM learning experiences. They’re devoting some of their valuable out-of school hours to experiment and make discoveries, at the same time building skills in science, math, engineering, and technology. 

Why? What do they get out of it? What motivates them to participate, and what would inspire them to further pursue STEM learning and careers?

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ITEST Lessons Learned: Reflecting on Informal Teaching Methodologies and Innovative Uses of Technology

The ITEST LRC asked four ITEST projects a series of questions about technology use and teaching methods in summer program activities in order to capture insights that can inform program design and practices in other ITEST projects and beyond.

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Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement

Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement is a product of the previous ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) and includes a series of six articles (plus a preface) highlighting key themes and lessons learned in the first five years of the ITEST program.

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