National Science Foundation
The rationale that underlies the program is that “research experience is one of the most effective avenues for attracting students to and retaining them in science and engineering, and for preparing them for careers in these fields” (NSF 13-542).
- Conducting an evaluation of the IRES program to answer important questions about the program strategy, characteristics, and outcomes of participants, and implications of findings for program improvement.
- Developing a data system that will allow NSF to support prospective monitoring and evaluation of the program.
To learn more, see “IRES study overview.”