Raising Washington’s grade in math and science education

Researchers identify best practices in teaching STEM disciplines

Education in the STEM subjects— science, technology, engineering and mathematics—serves as a steppingstone to social and economic opportunity. How can teachers inspire interest in these disciplines and make the lessons stick?

More than 140 WSU researchers conduct collaborative STEM education research from early grades to graduate school. Their research focuses on “clinical education,” practical integration and application of knowledge to real-world educational settings. These scholars examine instruction at STEM-focused schools. They monitor outcomes to see how methods of instruction affect student learning. They strengthen understanding of best practices in teaching STEM disciplines.

Their efforts don’t stop there. WSU researchers translate their knowledge into action by developing and testing cutting-edge curricula in STEM subjects.