STEMD² R&D GroupSTEM FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – known collectively as STEM – are not just critical to economic growth and national competitiveness, they are essential to solving the world’s most pressing problems. STEMD² goup aims at advancing knowledge, transforming practice, and building capacity to broaden participation and achievement of students underrepresented in STEM degree programs and in the workforce.
PD Hours Provided
Explore, Experiment, Execute.
Our unique locations in California, Hawai`i, and Arizona allow us to innovate, test, and disseminate research-based practices to support STEM education in diverse populations.
How We Can Help You
STEMD² Book Series
STEMD² PD Series
STEMD² Learning Platform
STEMD² + Computer Science
STEMD² + Communication
STEMD² + Entrepreneurship
STEMD² Mentorship Program
We provide STEM mentorship for middle school students who are eager to learn more about the field and wish to gain hands-on experiences. Under the guidance of STEM mentors -prime instructors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, students are able to explore and take part in various STEM research projects. Throughout the STEM Mentorship, students will not only gain invaluable experience and knowledge but also develop life skills and a better understanding of themselves. If you or a student you know are interested in participating in our STEM Mentorship program, please make sure to fill out and submit the form below.
What We Develop.
- Inclusive Curricula
- Professional Development
- Social Learning Platfrom
- Instructional Coaching
- SPED Support
AWe develop activities that model real-world problems to foster collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that prepare students not only for standardized tests but for meeting challenges in STEM-related fields. We offer rigorous educational activities designed to increase student engagement and demonstrate how STEM concepts are intertwined in students’ own lives and potential future careers.
Who We Are.
Kaveh Abhari, Director
Kiriko Takahashi, Project Director
Hye-Jin Park, Project Director
Moa Viebke, IT Lead
Holm Smidt, Project Lead
Justin Toyofuku, Intervention Lead
Robert Young, Content Lead
Xialu Liu, Evaluation Lead
Robyn Rice, PD Lead
Behler, Implementation Lead
Katie Gao, Media Lead
Matsu Thornton, Project Lead
Kelly Roberts, Project Director
Greg Harris, Implementation Specialist
Tsun Jaeryn Chu, ICT Specialist
Misa Maruyama, ICT Specialist
Michal Hron, Design Specialist
Lauren Ho, Content Specialist
Remy Pages, Assessment Specialist
Milena Ordonez, Design Specialist
Maile Evans, Design Specialist
Pat Morrissey, Director, CDS
JoAnn Yuen, Associate Director, CDS
Ruth Silberstein, Complex Area Superintendent
Steve Sue, President, Bizgenics Foundation
Katy Parsons, Math Teachers & Education Specialist
Crystal Yoo, Math Teachers & Education Specialist
Kelli Ching, Math Teachers & Education Specialist
Cody Kikuta, School Renewal Specialist
Ke Kula Kaiapuni ‘O Ānuenue
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School
Kalakaua Middle School
Aiea Intermediate School
Jarrett Middle School
Central Middle School
Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School