Strengthening Connecticut’s STEM Pipeline

Consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), K-12 science programs across Connecticut need to be re-designed to realize a vision for education in the sciences and engineering in which students actively engage in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of the core ideas across STEM fields.

Dr. David M. Moss directs this multi-year grant as Principal Investigator Dr. Moss also holds the McLeod Faculty Fellowship during this period.

The project will ultimately disseminate STEM resources across Connecticut to meet the vision for three-dimensional learning as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). As such, students will experience STEM as a unifying and consistent thread across the years of their K-12 schooling. They will gain perspectives on the role of science, engineering, mathematics, and technology in society, and experience the nature of these disciplines as one that demands creativity and tenacity along with deep understandings of content. This effort is designed to maximize the potential for college and career readiness in a 21st century economy.