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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
BOSE Recent Reports

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

Out of School STEM coverLThis report provides guidance on how to evaluate and sustain STEM programs, and is a resource for local, state, and federal policy makers seeking to broaden access to multiple, high-quality STEM learning opportunities in their community.

Reaching Students: What Research Says about Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Reaching Students coverLThis guide book is based on the 2012 NRC report Disciplline-Based Education Research. Written for undergraduate science and engineering instructors, it provides concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques. 

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Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

Implementing NGSS LThis report offers guidance to district and school leaders and teachers on necessary steps for putting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice.

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BOSE Upcoming Event

Strengthening Research Experiences for Undergraduate STEM Students

WashingtonDCNovember 19-20, 2015
Keck Center, Room 101
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Assessing Hard to Measure Cognitive, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal Competencies

December 16, 2015
NAS Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

This symposium builds on and extends two prior White House Workshops on "hard to measure" 21st century skills.

The symposium will be webcast  |  Agenda

How People Learn 2: The Science and Practice of Learning

Keck CenterJanuary 19-20, 2016
Keck Center, Room 101
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC
This event will be webcast. 

Registration coming soon

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Board on Science Education

Beckman CenterJanuary 26-27, 2016
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA

BOSE New Activities 

Strengthening Research Experiences for Undergraduate STEM Students

Science headBOSE is overseeing a committee to examine the benefits and costs of different models for engaging undergraduate STEM students in research. Based on a review of relevant literature the committee will identify best practices for designing and evaluating undergraduate research experiences and identify areas where further research is needed.

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