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    A special institute focused on measuring key concepts central to rural STEM education.


We believe that a more rigorously trained community of rural scholars will broaden and deepen the contributions that rural STEM education research can make to our fundamental understandings of rural participation in STEM fields that can positively impact and sustain rural areas.

We established the Institute for Measurement MEthodology in Rural STEM Education (IMMERSE) to equip transdisciplinary rural scholars with the measurement skills to conduct high quality, empirical studies in STEM education that attend to rurality.

We invite rural researchers to participate in a year-long training in measurement science that includes instruction, mentoring, and feedback from core faculty and nationally recognized experts in measurement methodology and rural STEM education. Tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty (up to 10 years post doctorate) are invited to apply.

This project (Award #2126060) is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of their Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) initiative.


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