Research for Inclusive STEM Education Center

We promote equity in the experiences of undergraduates in STEM through innovative education research conducted at scale.

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Research to include

Check out our ongoing research projects, recent publications and presentations, and research teams!

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Resources to include

Interested in making your course more inclusive based on our research? Take a look at our freely available teaching resources.

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The RISE Center is constantly exploring new and innovative ideas for broadening inclusion in undergraduate STEM education. See what we are doing that is new and exciting, pitch an idea to us, or get involved in the activities of the center.

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Services to include

Are you interested in a workshop about inclusion? Do you want to evaluate a course or program? The RISE Center offers numerous services by experts in inclusion, including invited talks, workshops, and evaluation of courses, including course-based undergraduate research experiences.

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RISE Center Current Events and Announcements

ASU’s signature event honors the changemakers who exemplify the pioneering founders

ASU News

Each spring, the ASU Alumni Association hosts Founders' Day, Arizona State University's signature event that honors the changemakers who exemplify the pioneering leaders who founded the university's predecessor, the Tempe Normal School. RISE Center Director Sara Brownell was chosen to be this year’s recipient of the 2023 Faculty Teaching Award. 

Many undergraduates are depressed. Online instructors can help.


“We can look out into our classroom and think that everyone is having a perfectly fine day, but it’s absolutely not true.”

Katelyn Cooper said this, and she would know. Cooper leads the Cooper Biology Education Research Lab at Arizona State University. Her team recently conducted a survey of 2,175 undergraduates who were taking online science classes. The results, published in PLOS ONE in June, showed that a staggering 54% of the students reported experiencing symptoms of depression.

ASU summit addresses diversity, inclusion in STEM

ASU News

Kristen Parrish opened last week's Natural Sciences Inclusion Summit 2022 with words that set the stage for the daylong event. 

“It’s all about connections,” said the associate director of the Research for Inclusive STEM Education (RISE) Center at Arizona State University.

Upcoming events

QuantCrit as a Methodological Framework to Support Equity and Justice in Chemistry Education Research

Paulette Vincent-Ruz (she/ella) is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry Education Research at New Mexico State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico and obtained her Ph.D.

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Disrupting Paradigms and Practices to Diversify the Biology Education Ecosystem

Dr. Angela Michelle White has an extreme passion for teaching and learning science.

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Webs of Science: Mentor Networks Influence Social Integration into STEM Careers

Paul R. Hernandez, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture and the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University.