STELAR at AEA Evaluation 2019


American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) 33rd Annual Conference
Evaluation 2019: Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal
November 11 – 16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brokering Broadening Participation Investments in K-16 STEM Education Research and Program Evaluation: The Role of Federally-Funded Technical Assistance and Resource Centers

Session Abstract: In response to concerns about the unmet and growing demand for STEM professionals in the United States, Federal funding to sustain the K-16 STEM education research plant signals a commitment to increase the engagement, attainment and success of underrepresented groups (e.g., students with disabilities) and underserved communities (e.g., rural communities, juvenile corrections) in the STEM pipeline. This session explores the role of Federally-funded technical assistance (TA) and resource centers as knowledge brokers responsible for supporting Federal grantee program implementation, evaluation and dissemination efforts to bring K-16 STEM education innovations and reforms to scale to address disproportionately poor STEM education and career outcomes. 


  • Brianna Roche / STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR): Broadening Participation in the ITEST Community
  • Cechilia Garibay / CAISE Task Force on Broadening Participation in STEM: A Critical Perspective and Related Resources
  • Catherine McCulloch / CADRE: Supporting Early Career STEM Education Researchers


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Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity
Room: CC 200 B
Minneapolis, MN