Why the STEM Results Project?
STEMResults™ is the first nationwide effort to identify, inventory, classify and analyze measurable results being produced by more than 5,000 STEM organizations across the U.S. STEM Pipeline. The project identifies STEM Programs within organizations, describes the goals related to STEM programs managed by participating entities, and then matches these goals and aspirations against actual results.
Goals of the STEM Results Project
Catalog and profile STEM Education programs and interventions nationwide and at all levels and categories of involvement in the STEM talent pipeline.
Share best practices and help to communicate the existence of successful STEM education interventions and models to others.
Recognize and promote greater connectivity between successful groups working in the STEM education space with those who want to learn more about managing such programs.
Coordinate STEM education initiatives to improve the STEM pipeline and STEM workforce.
SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound) Metrics
The STEM Results project encourages adoption of SMART metrics for organizations that manage STEM programs. SMART metrics aid organizations in strategic planning, evaluation, and overall effectiveness by ensuring that programs are being measured and objectives are being met. Once identified and described, STEM programs that employ SMART metrics and achieve results can also be used by other STEM organizations that need role models for their own work.
Categories of the STEM Results Project
STEM organizations have a vast number of focus areas, differing audiences and geographic scope. The STEMResults™ Project has developed categories that allow groups with a similar scope of work to be clustered into groups. The following initial categories have been targeted for the pilot phase of the project:
Women & Girls
Discovering new and unexpected metrics within STEM organizational management structures.
Identified significant gaps in management know-how and capacity.
STEMResults™ has established relationships with hundreds of STEM professionals.
STEM managers desperate to find suitable role models for their own STEM programs.
The Pilot Project demonstrates the efficacy of systematic mapping of STEM organizational programs, goals, and achievements.
Data may be useful in creating Best Practice Models, recognizing Innovation within STEM education efforts, and enhancing the Body of Knowledge of STEM Practices for the general public and STEM education specialists.
Positive response from invited organizations who generally seem excited about participating.
74 organizations (non-profit, corporate, professional societies, etc. working in STEM Education have been researched and profiled by STEMResults™ during the pilot phase of the project, and have been formally invited to participate in the project.
25+ profiles have received organizational sign-off and may be publicly released.
STEMconnector website directory has been updated to include signed-off Results profiles.
For more information contact STEMResults™ Project Executive Director Robert S. Boege at email@example.com
STEM Results Quotes "NMSI has always been focused on replicating programs with a proven track record of producing significant positive impact for students. We really appreciate this great opportunity to share the amazing results from teachers around the country who are transforming their classrooms with our programs." — Dave Saba, Executive Vice President of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)
"Resources are limited, the STEM Results program emphasizes the importance of metrics throughout the STEM education community - we have to measure what matters and stop throwing money at things that can't show a return on investment (ROI)." — Robert S. Boege, Executive Director of ASTRA and Executive Director, STEM Results Project
"Our nation's future is at stake, by focusing on STEM Results, we are moving closer to solutions that can be scaled up to prepare our workforce for global competition." — Edie Fraser, CEO of STEMconnector®