Since 2008, the University of Washington Institute for Science and Mathematics Education has created partnerships to envision, cultivate, and study equity-focused educational models and practices in STEM education. We do this work across the K- 12 grade span and in formal and informal learning environments.
We believe all young people should be able to decide their own futures. The opportunities young people have for STEM learning are critical to their futures. We develop innovative projects that seek to deliver on this goal, and closely study these initiatives to develop knowledge about how to broaden participation in STEM.
At the Institute for Science + Math Education:
- We create and maintain deep, mutually beneficial collaborations between STEM educators, STEM disciplinary experts, learning scientists, and community organizations
- We build educational practice upon the strongest research-based consensus accounts of STEM learning and teaching as they occur, within and across formal and informal environments
- We challenge ourselves, our partners, and the STEM education communities to transcend long-standing patterns of inequity in STEM learning