The Early Science Education Research Lab

Lab DetailsDr. Katherine Dabney

Director: Dr. Katherine P. Dabney
Location: Oliver Hall, 1015 W. Main St., Room 3090, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: (804) 828-9930
Email: kdabney@vcu.edu 
Website: http://wp.vcu.edu/kdabney/ 

Dr. Dabney conducts quantitative and qualitative research to advance STEM educational instruction and inform public policy. Her research team, The Early Science Education Research Lab, is dedicated to understanding early motivation, interest, and formal and informal educational experiences that influence scientific literacy, science achievement and persistence in science-related career fields. This research is focused especially on underrepresented groups in STEM.

Collaborators of The Early Science Education Research Lab include undergraduate and masters research interns, doctoral students, professional teachers, and affiliated faculty and research scientists. Our dissemination efforts reach local, national and international scholarly audiences via grants, publications, presentations and professional development.

The Early Science Education Research Lab mission

The Early Science Education Research Lab is dedicated to understanding early motivation, interest, and formal and informal educational experiences that influence scientific literacy, science achievement and persistence in science-related career fields. This research is focused especially on underrepresented groups in STEM.