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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, equitable, and innovative science and mathematics learning experiences.

We provide independent research services and partner on national initiatives to support the development and implementation of innovative 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 review.


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

Policy Studies

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

Our Work

We are proud of the many projects we've completed over the years for clients across the country, including our study of the status of science education in Bay Area elementary schools.

Our Team

We have extensive experience and expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and 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 to dramatically strengthen science learning in the United States.

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