The resources on this page are designed to help you plan, implement, and evaluate STEM education and public outreach programs. New resources are added regularly, so consider bookmarking this page. We welcome recommendations for tools, publications, or websites you find useful in your work. Please contact CEO webmaster and co-chair, Kate Spohr.
- Portal to the Public Implementation Manual – a practical guide for preparing scientists for public engagement and connecting them with public audiences. The manual includes professional development activities and updates that reflect changes in the field over the last decade.
- Publications and Peer-reviewed Journals specializing in broader impacts, public engagement, community-engaged scholarship, university outreach, and service-learning.
- Digital Library Resources for E&O. This site provides a wealth of digital resources for STEM education and outreach, including databases for researching STEM education topics; community and educational databases (e.g., US Census Bureau); major daily newspapers and news sources; and internet search engines to access grey literature (i.e. government/NGO reports, technical reports, etc.). It also provides tips for smart searches, search strategies, and evaluating the quality of what you find. Created by UC Berkeley librarians Michael Sholinbeck and Margaret Phillips.
- NSF Broader Impacts. This site provides detailed information about NSF’s broader impacts criteria and expectations. It also provides links to resources to help proposers create high-quality broader impacts plans and activities. (Note: Access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).
- Resources for Common Sense Evaluation. This compact document, created especially for CEO by expert evaluators at Lawrence Hall of Science, covers evaluation methods, tips for working with an outside evaluator, resources for finding an evaluator, and budgeting for evaluation.
- Evaluation. This site, hosted by the Berkeley Research Development Office, provides guides, tools, and resources for evaluating the effectiveness educational programs and student outcomes. (Note: access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).
- Citizen Science Resources. This document provides best practices, resources, and evaluation info compiled by Public Education Specialist Dan Zevin for CEO.
- Citizen Science publications from MSPNet.
Youth and STEM
- Family Engagement can be a game-changer for expanding and diversifying STEM youth programs. CEO hosted a forum on family engagement in Nov 2019 featuring leading advocate-practitioners Linda Kekelis, Advisor on the Family Engagement Project with STEM Next Opportunity Fund; Courtenay Carr Heurr, Scientific Adventures for Girls; and Michelle Rodriguez, Lawrence Hall of Science. Watch the video of the forum and explore the latest resources and best practices for engaging families in STEM.
- Techbridge Girls’ Field Trip Guide provides step-by-step guidance on planning engaging STEM field experiences.
- Techbridge Girls’ Recommended Resources for Role Models page contains a wealth of resources for role models, including a Role Models Matter Toolkit.
- UC Berkeley Policy on Activities Involving Minors contains important information for those conducting education and outreach activities with students under age 18.