Participant Recruitment and Retention

ITEST Projects Shine in the NSF 2015 Teaching & Learning Video Showcase

In May 2015, seventeen ITEST projects presented videos in the 2015 National Science Foundation Teaching and Learning Video Showcase. Organized by TERC, the showcase contained 112 videos produced by NSF-funded projects associated with one of these resource centers: ARC, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, CS10K, MSPNet, and STELAR.


NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase - Call for Participation

This online event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and will allow colleagues affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10Kcommunity, and ARC to view, discuss, and comment on each others’ work. It will also allow each project to disseminate their work to the public at large, helping NSF achieve its goal of broad dissemination of innovative work.


Restoring Water, Culture, and Relationships: Using a Community Based Participatory Research Methodology for Engineering Education

In an effort to increase the number of American Indians in technical and leadership positions, local tribal communities are pursuing opportunities for their youth to connect with STEM education that is relevant to their community and honors the Tribe's values.


ITEST Data Brief: Project Strategies to Engage Underrepresented Populations

ITEST Data Brief Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2015


Scientist goes mad for philanthropy and teaching 

This year’s Harlem Children Society students – some from families torn apart by incarceration, others first generation immigrants from countries as far flung as Ghana and Guyana, and all promising students who qualify for free lunch – will meet their mentors, who are reknowned scientists at leading research institutions, for the first time at an induction ceremony at NYU’s Kimmel Center.  The students will celebrate their accomplishments in two hallmark events: the HCS Science Boat Cruise and the Harlem Science Parade & Street Fair & Festival.


Bridging Barriers: Using Technology to Attract, Retain, and Mentor the Engineering Workforce of Tomorrow

Today’s technology-based global economy places a high premium on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Educators committed to increasing the interest and achievement of females in engineering struggle to find appropriate resources. The Gender and Science Digital Library (GSDL) from Education Development Center, Inc., (EDC) is a unique on-line collection of exemplary resources aimed at encouraging girls and women to pursue science and engineering education and careers.


ITEST Data Brief: ITEST Participants - Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Groups

ITEST Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2012

The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers. The ITEST Management Information System (MIS) asked projects to identify characteristics of their student participants, and this Data Brief explores that information to see whether and to what degree projects are working with underserved and underrepresented students.


Seventh Annual NSF ITEST Summit: STEM Career Development: Nurturing Interest, Persistence, and STEM Self-efficacy

In addition to an NSF cross-program panel and keynote addresses, this Summit featured numerous breakout sessions hosted by ITEST project PIs and evaluators in 4 strands: Shaping educational pathways to STEM careers, Embedding research and assessment into project work, Evaluation, and Topics of general interest.

Embedding Research and Assessment into Project Work

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ITEST Idea Brief: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Participants through Community Partnerships and Other Strategies

In this Idea Brief, Principal Investigators from three youth-based ITEST projects discuss how community partnerships strengthen their efforts to recruit and retain diverse participants.


ITEST Idea Brief: Marketing Your Program

ITEST LRC Idea Brief Volume 3, October 2005

Marketing is an essential part of the work of ITEST projects, and affects recruitment, partnerships, sustainability, etc. To support the efforts of fellow ITEST staff, the Eyes in the Sky project presented experiences and ideas about marketing.