Majority of programs to date focused on student populations currently underrepresented in STEM fields.
Student Course Weeks
97% of Boston STEM Week Schools Reported a Positive or Very Positive Impact
99% of teachers rated the professional development sessions as very good or good.
Over 90% of students liked or loved their i2 courses
Over 70% of all students eligible for free or reduced price lunch
Over 50% of all students female
Over 40% of all students English is their second language
Since 2013, i2 Learning programs have been studied annually by external evaluators from Teachers College, Columbia University and the Education Development Center. Full text of each report is below.
During STEM Week
Students showed high levels of engagement with highest school attendance all year and a significant drop in disciplinary issues
Students showed increased comfort and grit in making changes when things do not go according to plan
In a majority of classrooms, different students from those who are usually successful tended to be class leaders and were often most successful
After STEM Week
Students, especially girls, showed a statistically significant increased interest in an engineering career
Teachers are rethinking STEM instruction & considering STEM Week-type activities throughout the year
Teachers report using the STEM Week experience to learn better techniques for engaging some of their previously less motivated students in their regular classes later in the year