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Defining a Research Agenda for STEM Corps: Working White Paper

SourceCambridge, MA: Abt Associates.

Author(s): Gamse, B. C., Martinez, A., Bozzi, L., & Didriksen, H.

The current project set out to identify and synthesize research findings on programs that involve adults trained in STEM fields who engage with students in educational activities, focusing exclusively on programs that measure outcomes for the participating students. We planned to build on Abt Associates Defining a Research Agenda for STEM Corps: Working White Paper that first step, through using those findings to propose directions for developing a cohesive research agenda that could guide future programmatic and research endeavors about using STEM volunteers. Our expectation was that we would find substantial published research on the topic, because it is popular and widely discussed. However, after extensive searching and reviewing, it became clear that the research base was less developed than we expected.

Reference Information

Gamse, B. C., Martinez, A., Bozzi, L., & Didriksen, H. (2014). Defining a research agenda for STEM Corps: Working white paper. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates.

http://www.informalscience.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-21_STEM_Corps_paper_November_2014.pdf