Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement


Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement is a product of the previous ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) and includes a series of six articles (plus a preface) highlighting key themes and lessons learned in the first five years of the ITEST program. During these years, the LRC, funded by NSF to serve as a central point of coordination and communication across all funded projects, had a unique vantage point from which to observe the pioneering efforts of the projects. In each of the series' articles, ITEST LRC Principal Investigators (PIs) or key staff members reflect on the program's progress and outcomes as viewed through the lens of six central themes:

  • ITEST and Workforce Development, authored by ITEST LRC PI Joyce Malyn-Smith
  • Equity and Diversity, authored by ITEST LRC co-PI Sarita Nair-Pillai
  • Informal Learning, authored by ITEST LRC co-PI Tony Streit and Wendy Rivenburgh
  • ITEST Teacher Professional Development: Distinctive Implementation of Best Practices, authored by ITEST team member Caroline Parker, with Cathlyn Stylinski, Carla McAuliffe, Marjorie Darrah, Preeti Gupta, and Bercem Akbayin
  • ITEST Evaluation: It's About Building Capacity, authored by ITEST team member Leslie Goodyear
  • The ITEST Community of Practice: Lessons and Implications, authored by ITEST Project Director and co- PI Siobhan Bredin, with Ardice Hartry



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B. Akbayin
S. Bredin
M. Darrah
L. Goodyear
P. Gupta
A. Hartry
J. Malyn-Smith
C. McAuliffe
C. Parker
S. Pillai
W. Rivenburgh
T. Streit
ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC
Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity
Informal Learning and Afterschool
STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development
Teacher Professional Development and Pedagogy
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