Resources

This initiative compiles materials that help STEM education leaders create improvements in their classrooms, transform institutions, and advance research.
Review our staff picks for timely resources related to pressing issues or use the search and categorization features to browse research, reports, and other materials.

Staff Picks

  • Patching Together a Plan for Student Success

    Let us explore where innovative learning environments are best used to make learning more accessible and education more flexible and equitable, complementing t…

  • Advancing Interdisciplinary Undergraduate STEM Education for Increased Workforce Preparation

    How do we engage STEM students in interdisciplinary learning to better prepare them for the workforce? In this workshop, speakers share their experiences desig…

  • Environmental Technology and Data Literacy: Holistic Scientists for 21st Century STEM Careers

    Need: To develop and evaluate innovative methods for promoting discipline-specific data literacy in environmental science among undergraduate STEM students, Sa…

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  • Using a Modularity Analysis to Characterize the Effective Use of Makerspaces

    Need: Makerspaces are a new and impactful tool in the engineering educators’ toolbox. Ensuring these spaces effectively grow and meet their full potential requ…

  • Using Avida-ED to Teach Evolution and the Nature of Science

    Avida-ED is a freely available digital evolution software package developed to help students learn about evolution and the nature of science. Avida-ED was deve…

  • Using rigorous undergraduate research in finding dysfunctional curricular items.

    Herein we describe our successes in identifying dysfunctional curricular pieces. Our methods are embedded in undergraduate research that inform new curricular …

  • The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program: Scalable Undergraduate Research

    While undergraduate research is a high-impact experience associated with greater learning gains, higher graduation rates, and compensatory gains for marginaliz…

  • Robotic Telescope Labs for Survey-Level Undergraduates

    Over the past two decades, UNC-Chapel Hill has built one of the largest networks of fully automated, or robotic, telescopes in the world, significantly advanci…

  • Expanding (into) the Field: Incorporating a Field Experience into Classroom Instruction

    This workshop begins by describing an ongoing collaborative IUSE:EHR Exploration and Design Tier project that attempts to enhance engaged student learning by i…

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AAAS-IUSE is looking for resources that will help principal investigators, faculty and other education leaders improve undergraduate STEM education. If there is a type of resource you would like to see more of, or a specific resource you would like to recommend, please reach out below.