STEM Excellence and Leadership Data Manuals

June 30th, 2022 | RESEARCH

The STEM Excellence and Leadership project is an NSF-funded Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Research in Service to Practice project of the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC). This project addressed the need to provide economically-disadvantaged rural-students with informal STEM learning opportunities that place high-potential students on path for developing STEM expertise and qualifications for advanced STEM careers. The project team used a mixed methods approach, integrating comparative case study and mixed effects longitudinal methods, to study the STEM Excellence program. Data sources include teacher interviews, classroom observations, and student assessments of academic aptitude and psychosocial outcomes. This document provides information about the quantitative and qualitative data collected and analyzed for this project with hopes that it informs future research and evaluation efforts for STEM education in rural contexts.



Team Members

Duhita Mahatmya, Project Staff, University of Iowa
Lori Ihrig, Former Co-Principal Investigator, University of Iowa
Elmira Jangjou, Project Staff, University of Iowa
Stephanie Lynch, Project Staff, California Department of Education
Susan Assouline, Former Principal Investigator, University of Iowa


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1713123
Funding Amount: $1,979,221

Related URLs

Implementing the STEM Excellence and Leadership Program to Understand the Role of Local Agency in Broadening High-Potential, Rural Students' STEM Participation and Achievement


Access and Inclusion: Rural
Audience: Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Coding Schema | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Scale | Self-Assessment | Survey
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | K-12 Programs