Evaluation and Educational Research

The CIRES CEEE Evaluation and Education Research team uses culturally responsive and innovative approaches to evaluate the impact of projects or programs. The team designs educational research studies to examine learning processes and educational outcomes by asking research questions, collecting and interpreting data to answer those questions, and sharing findings with partners through effective reporting and publications

We work with scientists, educators, and community organizations to examine programs and projects focused on the earth and the environment and related educational programs. We work in formal and informal education settings, with scientific research centers or offices, and with career development programs such as undergraduate research experiences or career trainings. 

CEEE evaluators and education researchers bring multidisciplinary backgrounds and training to our partnerships. Follow the links below to learn more about our current evaluation and research work – in areas like program evaluation, social network analysis, needs assessments, science identity development, and transformative experiences.  

Evaluation and Educational Research

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CEEE has an in-house evaluation team that works with CIRES scientists and collaborates with partners from other organizations.

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Education Research

CEEE education researchers focus on understanding learning related to the environmental sciences.

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Broader Impacts

Our team assists scientists in developing Broader Impacts for their proposals.

Value Statement: At CIRES CEEE, our evaluation and educational research efforts respect persons, communities, cultures, and identities. We use a variety of methods to match the context and the evaluation question, acknowledging there are multiple ways to conduct research or evaluation. Collaborating, listening, and reflecting are important parts of building relationships, choosing methods, understanding data, and interpreting findings. We see educational research and evaluation as part of the process of learning how STEM education, engagement, and outreach can best support learners, educators, and scientists.