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Research and Evaluation Institute for STEM Education
College of Arts and Sciences
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI 48075
Our mission is to meet the challenge of improving STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics) education in the nation by (1) conducting educational research on teaching and learning of STEM and (2) providing external evaluation services for K-14 STEM educational programs. Based on our extensive and in-depth experience, mainly through Robofest (www.robofest.net), we specialize in evaluations of robotics, IT, mathematics, programming, and computer science projects.
Our philosophy for program evaluation is as follows:
o To provide original and existing web-based program evaluation surveys to assess youth learning before and after implementing of a STEM educational program.
o To build and maintain web-based database tools for data collection, analysis, visualization, and assessment utilizing the state-of-the-art statistical software.
o To provide evaluation reports at all stages of the program to check program processes and stated goals.
o In addition to traditional program evaluation activities, we can provide technical support and consulting in robotics, math, IT, computing, and computer science, as needed, to improve a STEM educational program.