ITEST Engineering Model: Building a Better Future for STEM Learning

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New Report!
When students take part in an engineering project, what are the results? Find out by reading this new report that looks at results of the ITEST engineering education model.

This report is based on the experiences of schools and communities around the country, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Results show that taking part in an ITEST engineering project can lead to an increase in:

  • STEM learning
  • interest in STEM careers
  • understanding of engineering as a tool for the 21st century

The report includes examples drawn from projects in the national ITEST program which seeks to ensure the breadth and depth of the U.S. STEM workforce. Since 2003, ITEST has funded more than 195 projects focus¬ed on engineering, computer, biological, and envi¬ronmental sciences, and mathematics, reaching more than 227,500 students, 8,000 educators, and 3,000 parents and caregivers.

Read or download a copy of the report.

We welcome your questions and comments on this report and invite you to join our National STEM (ITEST) Learning Exchange to connect with principal investigators, project staff, and other members of the ITEST community through webinars, online dialogs, and other learning exchange events.

Release Date: 
June, 2012
ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC