Research Projects

Geographies of Care and Responsibility

Geographies of Care and Responsibility

Project team CoPIs: Gregory Benoit, Maria Olivares, Eli Tucker-Raymond, Beth Warren-Boston University; Brian Gravel–Tufts University Sarah Erich, Hector Nieves - Graduate Research Assistants Collaborators: Dr. Rayna Briceno - Who’s Got Morale Ann Rosebery –...

Nurturant STEM Learning

Nurturant STEM Learning

Nurturant STEM Learning is a two-year AISL Innovations in Development project. Led by Dr. Maria Olivares of Boston University’s Earl Center for Learning & Innovation and Andrew Coy, Executive Director of Digital Harbor Foundation in Baltimore, MD. The project...

CRAFT Network

CRAFT Network

Coordinating Research for Critical Making Cultures and Practices brings together scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of equity and interdisciplinary making in STEM education. Our driving purpose is to collectively broaden STEM participation in the...

STEM Cascades

STEM Cascades

STEM Cascades investigates the ways in which young people construct and develop affiliations with STEM teaching and learning in their capacity as mentors, facilitators, and curators of STEM ideas and practices. We seek to understand the design of formal and informal...

Re-Making STEM

Re-Making STEM

Re-Making STEM is a professional development collaboration between Tufts University, Olin College of Engineering, Malden Public Schools, and Cambridge Public schools. Together, researchers and teachers are exploring the idea of “computational making” within STEM...

INSPIRE – Math

INSPIRE – Math

The Innovative New Spaces for Practice and Rehearsal in Teacher Education – Mathematics (INSPIRE-Math) fellowship supports third- through eighth-grade math teachers in specific rhetorical and pedagogical strategies moves to encourage rich math conversations and help...

STEMCees

STEMCees

In partnership with Drs. Dionne Champion, University of Florida; Brian Gravel, Tufts University, Amon Millner, Olin College of Engineering; Christopher Wright and Ayana Allen-Handy, Drexel University, and Rasheda Likely, Kennesaw State University. Collaborative...

Building Systems from Scratch

Building Systems from Scratch

The Building Systems from Scratch project integrates systems and computational thinking into middle school learning about climate science by interweaving game design and climate science learning. The project is based on the idea that when young people build games,...

STEM Literacies in Making Spaces (STEMLiMS)

STEM Literacies in Making Spaces (STEMLiMS)

In partnership with Brian Gravel from Tufts University Many communities across the country are developing “makerspaces,” environments that combine physical fabrication equipment, social communities of people working together, and educational activities for learning...

Artscience

Artscience

In this collaborative design research project, we explore the potential of an artscience studio approach to learning for youth from historically minoritized communities who experience traditional school science as disengaged from larger personal and community...

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