STEM Research

The following science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources, created by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), have been prepared with support from the Noyce Foundation and STEM Next at the University of San Diego.

High-quality summer learning programs have been shown not only to improve reading and math skills, but to increase graduation rates and post-secondary success as well.

When we look at best practices for STEM education, we find that summer offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in STEM learning in ways that mirror real-world needs, while also drawing on the practices that make these learning activities most successful.

Research in Brief – Summer offers a unique opportunity for youth to take a deep dive into STEM learning. Outside of the traditional classroom, youth are in the field, connecting to environmental issues with meaningful importance in their own communities.

The following science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources, created by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), have been prepared with support from the Noyce Foundation and STEM Next at the University of San Diego.

High-quality summer learning programs have been shown not only to improve reading and math skills, but to increase graduation rates and post-secondary success as well.

When we look at best practices for STEM education, we find that summer offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in STEM learning in ways that mirror real-world needs, while also drawing on the practices that make these learning activities most successful.

Research in Brief – Summer offers a unique opportunity for youth to take a deep dive into STEM learning. Outside of the traditional classroom, youth are in the field, connecting to environmental issues with meaningful importance in their own communities.