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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education

Students in STEM Education learn about and conduct their own research on learning and teaching in math, science, and engineering. The program involves collaborations with Tufts departments of Child Development, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy, as well as the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.

Program Director
David Hammer

Welcome message from program director

We're part of a relatively new and still growing movement in academia: research on learning and instruction in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering with strong ties to those disciplines themselves. In forming those ties we have an advantage, working in a department of Education rather than a school: it's easy for us to collaborate with other departments, in math, science, and engineering, and we do extensively, in projects, programs, and positions. Our work addresses what it means to engage in these disciplines, from children's nascent interests and ideas through university students' maturing knowledge and practices.

Take a look through our various projects, and feel free to write any of us if you have comments or questions.

David Hammer
Director, STEM Education