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.
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
Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions: How Does their Performance Compare to that of Students Who Entered from High School?
What percentage of students who are attending four-year American colleges started out at community colleges? Are they more, or less, likely to graduate than students who entered directly from high school? Read more
Student Research Foundation’s 2017-2018 STEM Study Points Out the Barriers that Prevent Hispanic Students from Considering STEM Careers
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