STEM Programs in
Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2015). Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings. Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning. Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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COMMITTEE ON SUCCESSFUL OUT-OF-SCHOOL STEM LEARNING
ERIC JOLLY (Chair), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
BRONWYN BEVAN, Exploratorium Institute for Research and Learning, San Francisco
JANE BUIKSTRA, Center for Bioarchaeological Research, Arizona State University
JACQUELYNNE ECCLES, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of California, Irvine
JOHN FALK, College of Education, Oregon State University and Institute for Learning Innovation, Corvallis
MAYA GARCIA, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Government of the District of Columbia
LESLIE GOODYEAR, Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA
LYNN S. LIBEN, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
MILBREY MCLAUGHLIN, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
VERA MICHALCHIK, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University
NANCY PETER, Out-of-School Time Resource Center, University of Pennsylvania
CARY SNEIDER, Center for Education, Portland State University
JILL WALAHOSKI, State 4-H Department, University of Nebraska
MICHAEL FEDER, Study Director
JOANNA ROBERTS, Program Assistant
ARGENTA PRICE, Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow
HEIDI SCHWEINGRUBER, Director, Board on Science Education
MARTIN STORKSDIECK, Director, Board on Science Education (until June 2014)