An Affiliate of the Sooner Engineering Education (SEED) Center


Mission Statement:
The Research Institute for STEM Education brings together a multi-disciplinary research team whose mission is to study the complex array of factors contributing to diverse studentsí academic experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors (STEM) and make recommendations to academic policy makers based on those factors.

Summary of Research Findings to date (2010)

RISE principals have translated our research findings into 30 recommendations focused as actions that institutions and institutional representatives could pursue to better support the needs of all students, and diverse students in particular. Our recommendations align into 9 domains including 1) communication, 2) college culture, 3) department culture, 4) classroom culture, 5) faculty-student interactions, 6) student-peer interactions, 7) academic pathway, 8) individual action, and 9) research methodology. This document, as a PDF, may be downloaded HERE. It may be shared in its entirety for educational or policy purposes.