We are working to improve STEM education in formal and informal science settings and conducting research with students, families and educators. Our partners include schools, museums, science centers and research institutes.
A partnership between our Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) project and Marbles Kids Museum that gave North Carolina families a chance to participate in STEM-related activities will be recognized with an award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center this spring.
With the help of a team from the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, students at Vance County Schools have had the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in ways that were never possible before.
Friday Institute Faculty Fellow Gail Jones surveyed citizen scientists and science hobbyists across the country, discovering the lack of diversity in these communities.