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.
STEM 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.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
Impact Evaluation of the RWJF Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
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.