Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity

NARST 2020 Annual International Conference - Call for Proposals

NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research


The NARST 2020 Annual International Conference will be held March 15 - 18, 2020 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, OR


InclusiveSciComm 2019: Call for proposals

The InclusiveSciComm Symposium is a national conference that aims to convene science communication practitioners, scholars, and educators working across many disciplines and STEM topics to discuss practical approaches for advancing an inclusive approach to science communication and public engagement.

Metcalf Institute and the symposium planning committee invite proposals for talks, sessions, workshops, and posters at the 2nd Inclusive SciComm Symposium, to be held September 27-29, 2019 at the University of Rhode Island.


Investigating Urban Trees

2019 STEM for All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education

STELAR invites you to take part in a free, interactive, week-long video showcase event that will feature over 200 federally funded projects, including 24 from ITEST projects! Support your colleagues and learn about similar projects at work to support innovative STEM educational programming! 

Unlimited slots left.

Exploring I-poems to Explore the Identity of Underrepresented Engineering Student Makers

This Work in Progress Paper presents an NSF funded study focused on understanding the role that makerspaces play in the identity development of engineering students from underrepresented groups (URGs). In recent years, makerspaces have become a popular addition to universities, with an implicit assumption that makerspaces will increase students choosing to major in STEM disciplines.


Cultural Repertoires: Indigenous Youth Creating With Place and Story

In this paper, we present an example of culturally-responsive making in the context of developing location-based community stories. Working with members of an Indigenous community in the Southwestern United States, we co-designed and implemented a two-week summer camp in which middle school youth used Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS), a narrative-based programming tool, to create virtual community tours for the purpose of sharing the information they learned about tribally owned locations with others.


SciGirls Strategies Research Report

SciGirls Strategies Final Research Report on the use of gender equitable teaching strategies by high school CTE and STEM educators.


SciGirls Strategies - Year Three Evaluation Reports

SciGirls Strategies year three evaluation and case studies reports on each participating educator.


Socio-Environmental Science Investigations

Socio-environmental science investigations (SESI) are a series of secondary level geospatial investigations that focus on social issues related to environmental science. The investigations focus on local problems and utilize fieldwork to gather data in a local setting. Students use the Esri Collector app to gather geo-referenced data outside their school. The student-collected data is then shared into a Cloud-based map service over the Internet.


COMPUGIRLS Stepping Stone to Future Computer-Based Technology Pathways

The COMPUGIRLS: Culturally relevant technology program for adolescent girls was developed to promote underrepresented girls' future possible selves and career pathways in computer-related technology fields. We hypothesized that the COMPUGIRLS would promote academic possible selves and self-regulation to achieve these possible selves. We compared the growth trajectories of academic possible selves and self-regulation between the program participants and a comparison group using latent growth modeling for two semesters.