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 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 …

  • Students’ Mechanistic Explanations across Undergraduate Chemistry and Biology Courses

    Need:Constructing useable cross-disciplinary knowledge is essential if STEM graduates are to address societal challenges such as pandemics or climate change. H…

  • Talking about why: Linking research and theory to efforts to build racial equity in STEM

    Achieving racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) requires race-conscious approaches that bring disproportionate benefit to u…

  • Teaching: The best-kept secret! Changing the conversation about STEM teaching careers

    Did you know? Half of STEM majors are interested in teaching as a profession, and STEM students of color are more interested in teaching as a profession than t…

  • 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…

  • To what extent and why do LGBTQ+ instructors reveal their identities in their STEM courses?

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) undergraduates have higher attrition from STEM majors than their straight and cisgender peers and perceive th…

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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.