What is CADRE?

CADRE is a network for STEM education researchers funded by the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research preK-12 (DRK-12) program. Through in-person meetings, a web site, common interest groups, newsletters, and more, CADRE connects these researchers who are endeavoring to improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in, and outside of, our schools.

CADRE helps DRK-12 researchers share their methods, findings, results, and products inside the research and development community and with the greater public so that we are:

  • better informed about the work that is being done,
  • continually building on what we have collectively learned,
  • working with our schools, communities, and policy-makers to make our findings and products accessible and usable, and
  • progressively able to address new and more challenging issues – including those issues that extend beyond the limits of what any singular research project can impact.

Together, we can make a larger impact on policy, research and education.

What CADRE Can Do for You

Are you a teacher, school administrator, or policy-maker?

  • Find resources and information about the topics that interest you most. For instance, search our site to find out which projects are doing research on a particular issue or have developed a product that you need.
  • Connect with people and projects that can help you by contacting CADRE. After learning more about your specific needs, CADRE staff will coordinate communication with the appropriate individuals and projects in our community.

Are you a researcher or developer?

  • Find a colleague with expertise you need, or projects that are similar to yours by searching our site.
  • Publicize your work by becoming a member of the site and adding presentations, publications, tools (and more!) to your project page and our resource library. Update your profile so that others can learn more about you and your work.
  • Collaborate with your peers in a secure environment by joining or creating a group. Group collaboration tools include wikis, polls, discussion threads, and a shared document library.
  • Support emerging research and developers on your project through the CADRE Fellows program.
  • Stay informed about the latest news, events, opportunities and activities that could impact your work, for instance, read what is posted on the NSF page to learn more about managing your project, or find out who will attend the next PI Meeting.

Contact CADRE

Have a question? Trying to find curriculum, professional development materials, assessments, etc.? Want to meet someone engaged in similar work who might be facing similar challenges? Want to discuss education issues (for example, the role of technology in the classroom or common core standards in science, among others)? Contact the CADRE leadership team and we will help you connect with other researchers or experts.