My research interests are broadly focused on cultivating effective K-16 STEM learning environments that effectively promote students’ science learning. To support these efforts, I have secured over $3.5 M in external funding from NSF, USDA-NIFA, state agencies, foundations, and private donations. My current research and development efforts focus on K-16 teaching and learning through the CliMES, MoHSES, WELL, WELS2, E2FEW, and UnICORN projects. Prior work include the NE WETS, PIESC3, and RAES projects, which focused on preservice and inservice elementary teachers’ learning, use of science curriculum materials, formative assessment practices, and developing pedagogical design capacities, as well as student learning.