Project Spotlight: Promoting Robotic Design and Entrepreneurship Experiences among Students and Teachers

As part of our series exploring the work of ITEST projects over the summer months, STELAR connected with Prinicipal Investigator Vikram Kapila of New York University's Tandon School of Engineering on his project, "Promoting


Project Spotlight: Understanding the Role of Gender in Engaging the Interest of Girls in Computer Science

STELAR recently connected with Principal Investigator Jody Clarke-Midura of Utah State University to find out what her project, Understanding the Role of Gender in Engaging the Interest of Girls in Computer Science, did over the summer. 



What does it mean to be literate and equitable in engineering?

About 50 researchers and practitioners from around the country convened at the University of Texas at San Antonio on May 2-3, 2017, to set an agenda for research and practice towards making engineering and engineering education more equitable.


Project Spotlight: Authentic art making as a vehicle for connecting to STEM learning and careers

STELAR had the opportunity to catch up with Susan Rodgerson of Artists For Humanity, Principal Investigator for the Authentic Art Making as a Vehicle for Connecting to STEM Learning and Careers project.


Project Spotlight: Digital East St. Louis

Project Spotlight: Preparing Responsive Educators using Place-Based Authentic Research in Earth Systems (PREPARES)

On the Program for K-12: Computational Thinking

EDC’s Joyce Malyn-Smith discusses how technology can help all students extend their own thinking and solve complex problems.


STELAR Insider: A look at the ITEST Management Information System (MIS)

The Management Information System (MIS) survey is distributed to ITEST projects annually every fall. This blog post was written about the 2015-2016 MIS, our eighth running of the MIS. In fall of 2019 we will collect information from projects on their 2018-2019 activities - our 11th year of ITEST project data collected!

What is the MIS, and why does STELAR ask projects to complete it? 


Strong PI/Evaluator Partnerships: A "User's Guide"

This is a reposting of a blog originally published on Education Development Center, Inc.'s Learning and Teaching website.


Project Spotlight: Innovation Institute

STELAR recently connected with Priya Mohabir, Director of the Alan J.