Youth Motivation

Youth Motivation 2.0

Since its inception, the ITEST program has funded projects developing strategies, tools, and models focused on increasing students' awareness of STEM and STEM careers and motivating students to pursue the appropriate education pathways for those fields. ITEST projects often have a focus on social learning outcomes and on learning environment conditions that enhance learners' motivation, mindset, identity and interest in STEM learning and careers.  Recently, resilience, persistence, or "grit"  have been associated with students' continued motivation to pursue STEM majors and careers.  To learn more, browse the recent events, instruments, and publications below on the topic of Youth Motivation in ITEST projects.