Mathematica's evaluation is assessing program impacts on different educational and employment outcomes, studying program implementation to identify project components that may be associated with observed impacts, and providing feedback to the national program office.
STEM Work in Higher Education
STEM initiatives in higher education—at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels—are ultimately designed to build the STEM workforce and expand the frontiers of knowledge. These efforts frequently encourage research among students and faculty and emphasize diversity in education programs, improvements in student recruitment and retention, and improved teaching.
Impact Evaluation of the RWJF Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
Evaluation of Minority-Serving Institutions Models of Success Program
This study described programs identified as successful models for educating minority students and improving their outcomes.
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Program
Mathematica is participating in a developmental evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES initiative, which funds projects aimed at broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering discovery and innovation.
Evaluation of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Initiative
Mathematica monitored the educational progression and ultimate employment outcomes of the first four cohorts of the National Science Foundation’s Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship recipients and assessed the program impact using a quasi-experimental design.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
Mathematica is designing an evaluation framework and pilot data system that would enhance the National Science Foundation’s ability to monitor the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and to conduct evaluations with increasing level of rigor in the future.