National Science Foundation
The program seeks to attract and retain students in STEM careers, particularly student groups underrepresented in STEM, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
- Developing an evaluation framework that will guide program data collection efforts and enhance the foundation’s ability both to monitor the REU program and to conduct evaluations with increasing levels of rigor.
- Building and piloting a longitudinal data collection system to comply with the congressional requirement that REU participants “be tracked, for employment and continued matriculation in STEM fields, through receipt of the undergraduate degree and for at least three years thereafter” (The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, Section 514[a] of Public Law 111-358).
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Our STEM Portfolio: Boosting Scientific and Technological Advancement
As the United States and other nations strive to lead the world in scientific discovery and innovation, assessing the success of policies and programs in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—becomes increasingly important.Learn More