STEM Career Education Outcomes

STEM Career Education Outcomes

The ITEST program is committed to preparing our nation's youth, especially those underrepresented in STEM fields, to participate in the rapidly-changing STEM workforce of the future. ITEST projects explore innovative approaches in increasing students awareness of STEM-related fields and motivating them to pursue STEM courses of study, while also identifying the most promising models, tools, and strategies. This research advances our knowledge on how best to prepare the youth of today for the careers of tomorrow.

ITEST projects are informed by career education theory and engage students in experiences that:
(1) increase student awareness of STEM and related careers;
(2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or
(3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce.  

Below are selected resources to help you learn more about STEM career education outcomes. 


Next Generation STEM Learning for All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research


This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) at EDC, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) at EDC, and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), working in close collaboration with NSF and the White House Office of Scien

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