Student Research Identifies Physics Fans" Who Have an Affection for Physics

New Student Research Identifies “Physics Fans” Who Have an Affection for Physics

New Student Research Foundation Study Finds that Students from All Backgrounds Feel the Same Way about Physics

In 2017, the Student Research Foundation asked 16,129 American high school students how they felt about the STEM subjects they were studying. The research was conducted in collaboration with our STEM Research Consortium partners, the American Association of Physics Teachers, National Girls Collaborative Project, and the National Association of Biology Teachers.
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Students opening Box of tools to Study the Colorado River provided by the Student Research Foundation

Ms. McCall’s Students Have the Tools they Need to Study the Colorado River

Why we funded Ms. McCall’s project to help her students study the Colorado River

How difficult is it to learn about how water flows through a river and affects its topology?  Although it sounds like an easy body of information to understand, it isn’t. And it is most effectively learned when students have the classroom tools they need to simulate water flow and river erosion. Read more

New Research on Hispanic Students from Considering STEM Careers - Student Research Foundation

New Research on Hispanic Students Considering STEM Careers

Student Research Foundation’s 2017-2018 STEM Study Points Out the Barriers that Prevent Hispanic Students from Considering STEM Careers

It is not surprising that students who take more STEM classes in high school are more likely to want to prepare for STEM careers while they are in college. Read more

Learning Chemistry from a Saltwater Fish Tank - Student Research Foundation

Something Is “Fishy” in this Classroom …but it Is Educational

Mr. Reid Needed the Right Kind of Fish to Keep His Classroom Tank Healthy . . . and Educational

Mr. Reid, a grade 9-12 science teacher in Illinois, already had a beautiful big saltwater fish tank in his classroom. His 90+ students, who live far from oceans, loved it. Some of them were so inspired by it that they were dreaming of becoming marine biologists. Read more

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom - Thanks to the support of the Student Research Foundation

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom to Show Students New Possibilities

Meet Mrs. K’s a high school teacher in South Carolina who is showing her class the potential

Mrs. K, a high school teacher in South Carolina, wanted her students to have Apple Pencils to use with their iPads. So she posted a project on DonorsChoose.org and asked for them. Because almost all of Mrs. K’s 100+ students come from low-income households, they would have little chance of experiencing the latest technologies like Apple Pencils unless they were provided by their school. But now, thanks to generous donors, her project is fully funded. And her students are using their Apple Pencils to write away on iPads. Read more

National Girls Collaborative Project - A Student Research Foundation Partner

Research Partner Profile: National Girls Collaborative Project

The Student Research Foundation is proud to have established research partnerships with a number of outstanding educational organizations and foundations. Read more

High School Students Are Thinking about STEM Careers in the Wrong Ways - Student Research Foundation

High School Students Are Thinking about STEM Careers in the Wrong Ways

In 2015, Ranstad US asked 1,000 students ages 11-17 what they knew and thought about STEM careers. The results of the survey, which were published in 2017, showed that most students in that age group are harboring misconceptions about what it means to pursue a STEM career. Read more

Teach Students about Chromosomes with Pool Noodles - Student Research Foundation

How One Teacher Uses Styrofoam Pool Noodles to Teach Students about Chromosomes

Thanks to a fully funded DonorsChoose project, Mrs. McNair is now able to use styrofoam pool noodles to teach her students about chromosomes Read more

Generations Timeline and research on Generation Z - Student Research Foundation

How Are High School Students Thinking About Careers in Engineering?

Findings from the Student Research Foundation’s Research into Engineering Careers . . .

In this and upcoming blog posts, we will take a close look at how members of Generation Z are preparing for their careers. Each of our posts about Gen Z will focus on one study. Read more

Infinity Early College High - Student Research Foundation contributed funds to a project at the school

How Mrs. Carnahan Nurtured Her Students’ STEM Skills

How Mrs. Carnahan’s “More Power to Learn Science” Project Nurtured Her Students’ STEM Skills

Sometimes classrooms are lacking all kinds of sophisticated technology to teach STEM skills – expensive equipment like whiteboards, 3D printers, and computers. But that is not always the case. When Mrs. Carnahan, a grade 9-12 science teacher at Infinity Early College High School in Potter, Texas, looked around her classroom with open eyes, she saw that what her students really needed were simple power strips and long extension cords, so they could keep their laptops charged up in class. Read more