Ethnography & Evaluation Research (E&ER) is an independent research unit at the University of Colorado Boulder with a distinguished history of building knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers, and a tradition of communicating this work effectively with practitioners. Our work has helped to shape reforms in undergraduate STEM education for over 30 years.

Collectively, our research team is multi-disciplinary, STEM-savvy, and skilled in conducting and sharing research and evaluation to help faculty and institutions improve their STEM education practices. E&ER team members have also studied issues in health, social justice, the workforce, and the legal system.

To expand our capabilities and connect our findings to practice, E&ER draws on a network of colleagues and collaborators in education, government, research, and evaluation. Our work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Educational Advancement Foundation, and through contracts with colleges, universities, laboratories, and other organizations. At CU Boulder, E&ER is housed within the Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS).