Resources: STEM Reference Articles and Text

For More Information on STEM Education Initiatives and Research, Check Out These Sites and Documents:


Stem Attrition: College Students' Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields. U.S. Department of Education, 2013.


A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education: How and Why Americans Must Achieve a Big Goal for College Attainment, Lumina Foundation, 2012

Anderson, Eugene and Dongbin Kim, Increasing the Success of Minority Students in Science and Technology, American Council on Education, 2006

Beichner, Robert J., and Jeffery M. Saul, Introduction to the SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Activities
for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) Project, North Carolina State University, 2003, link

Bowen, W.G., et al., Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities,
Princeton University Press, 2009, (ISBN-10) 069113748X

Carnevale, Anthony P., et al., Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through
2018, Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010

Catterall, James S., A Cost-Effectiveness Model for the Assessment of Educational Productivity, New Directions for Higher Education, 1998, 103

Dancy, Melissa H. and Charles Henderson, Barriers and Promises in STEM Reform, 2008 link

Fairweather, James, Linking Evidence and Promising Practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Education: A Status Report for the National Academies National Research Council Board of Science Education, Michigan State University, 2008

Fisher, Annie and Linda Rush, Conceptions of Learning and Pedagogy: Developing Trainee Teachers’ Epistemological Understandings, Curriculum Journal, 2008, 3

Fraser, Barry J. and Kenneth Tobin, International Handbook of Science Education, Kluwer Academic
Publishers, 1998, (ISBN-10) 0792335317

Groccia, James E. and Judith E. Miller, Collegiality in the Classroom: The Use of Peer Learning Assistants in Cooperative Learning in Introductory Biology, Innovative Higher Education, 1996, 2

Hake, Richard R., Interactive-Engagement vs. Traditional Methods: A Six-Thousand-Student Survey of Mechanics Test Data for Introductory Physics Courses, American Association of Physics Teachers,

Handelsman, Jo, et al., Scientific Teaching, Macmillan, 2007, (ISBN-10) 1429201886

Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity 1992-2022, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008.

Laird, Nelson, et al., Classroom Practices at Institutions with Higher-than-Expected Persistence Rates: What Student Engagement Data Tell Us, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2008, 115.

Major Differences: Examining Student Engagement by Field of Study—Annual Results 2010, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2010, link

Mintzes, Joel J. and William H. Leonard, Handbook of College Science Teaching, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press, 2006, (ISBN-10) 0873552601

National Science Foundation Activities in Support of Two-Year College Science, Mathematics,Engineering, and Technology Education: Fiscal Year 1996 Annual Report, National Science Foundation, 1996

Nelson, Craig, Student Diversity Requires Different Approaches to College Teaching, Even in Math
and Science, American Behavioral Scientist, 1996

Profile of the American College Student (PACS): A National Survey Developed by and Administered
in Conjunction with NASPA and StudentVoice, Mississippi State University, 2008, link

Quality Counts 2011: Uncertain Forecast--Education Adjusts to a New Economic Reality, Editorial Projects in Education, 2011, 16

Quintana-Baker, Maricel, Making the Pieces Fit: Exemplary Practices at the Baccalaureate Level at Selected Hispanic-Serving Institutions, American Association for Higher Education, 2001.

“Rising Above the Gathering Storm” Committee, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, National Academy of Sciences, 2010, (ISBN-10) 0-309-16097-9

Rutherford, F. James and Andrew Ahlgren, Science for All Americans, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990.

Saul, J.M., and R.J. Beichner, SCALE-UP: Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs, Educause Learning Initiative, 2005, link

Seymour, Elaine and Nancy M. Hewitt, Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences, Westview Press, 1997, (ISBN-10) 0813366429

Sharkness, Jessica, et al., Academic Achievement Among STEM Aspirants: Why do Black and Latino
Students Earn Lower Grades than their White and Asian Counterparts?, Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), 2010

State of New Mexico Workforce Report 2009, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, 2009.

State of Working New Mexico: Problems and Prospects 2008, New Mexico Voices for Children, 2008, link

State Personal Income 2011, Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce), 2012,

Stem Attrition: College Students' Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields. U.S. Department of Education, 2013.

Stigler, James W. and James Hiebert, Improving Mathematics Teaching, Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development, 2004, 5

Sunal, Dennis W., et al., Teaching Science in Higher Education: Faculty Professional Development and Barriers to Change, School Science and Mathematics, 2001, 5

The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, University of British Columbia, 2007, link

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2013, link

The Hispanic Population: 2010, U.S. Census 2010, link

The Science Education Initiative, University of Colorado, 2007, link

The STEM Workforce Challenge: the Role of the Public Workforce System in a National Solution for a Competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 2007

The Top 25 Project, Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment,
2009, link

Tinto, Vincent and Brian Pusser, Moving From Theory to Action: Building a Model of Institutional Action for Student Success, National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2006

Tobias, Sheila, They’re Not Dumb, They’re Different—Stalking the Second Tier, Research Corporation,
1990, (ISBN-10) 0963350404

Wieman, Carl, Why Not Try a Scientific Approach to Science Education?, Heldref Publications, 2007, 5

Wieman, Carl, et al., Transforming Science Education at Large Research Universities: A Case Study in Progress, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010, 2