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The Research Group

The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science delivers a full spectrum of services to provide evidence and insights that foster high-quality, innovative learning experiences in science and mathematics that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant.

We provide independent research services. In addition, we partner on national initiatives that support the development and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for both formal and informal education needs.


Comprehensive applied research; rapid research studies; research to inform program design.


Full-service evaluation; tailored evaluation services; customized evaluation tool kits; convening expert peer or scientific reviews.


Design, development, scoring, and validation of specialized and curriculum-aligned assessment.

Policy Studies

Studies of education policy and implementation; policy briefs; presentations to both decision– and policy-makers; customized convenings and symposia.

Our Work

At the Research Group, our work spans various learning environments (both in-school and out-of-school time) and content areas, such as Environmental Education, Professional Learning, Computational and Digital Learning, Engineering, and Robotics.

Our Team

Members of our team have considerable experience and expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and have amassed deep content knowledge in science and mathematics.

Science Learning Activation Lab

The Lawrence Hall of Science is a key partner in the Science Learning Activation Lab—a national research and design effort focused on dramatically strengthening science learning throughout the United States.

Contact us today for more information and to see how we can help!