ITEST Engineering Model: Building a Better Future for STEM Learning
This report is based on the experiences of schools and communities around the country, funded by the National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Results show that taking part in an ITEST engineering project can lead to an increase in:
- STEM learning
- interest in STEM careers
- understanding of engineering as a tool for the 21st century
The report includes examples drawn from projects in the national ITEST program which seeks to ensure the breadth and depth of the U.S. STEM workforce. Since 2003, ITEST has funded more than 195 projects focused on engineering, computer, biological, and environmental sciences, and mathematics, reaching more than 227,500 students, 8,000 educators, and 3,000 parents and caregivers.