The Research Institute for STEM Education (RISE) brings together a multi-disciplinary research team whose mission is to study the complex array of factors contributing to diverse students’ successful academic experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors (STEM). Utilizing a combination of discourse and artifact analysis, RISE develops recommendations to educators and academic policy makers based on those factors. RISE also strives to promote a more equitable and diverse cultural climate within engineering education.

These findings and recommendations derive from works supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant numbers: NSF HRD/GSE-0225228, NSF DUE/STEP-0431642, and NSF EHR/DUE/STEP 1068453).

All opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.