Reports & Links


Reports & Links

Here you will find articles, reports, and links focused on and related to early research participation.  After viewing several of these,  BEST has concluded we really don’t need another study, another policy statement or another commission on the subject, we need ACTION - universal adoption of early research participation. That’s what BEST intends to do.


Articles & Books

Friedman, T. L.  The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, 2006.


National Science Board. “America’s Pressing Challenge - Building A Stronger Foundation” January, 2006.


Henry, C. M. “Undergraduate Research Makes A Difference” Chemical & Engineering News, 37, April 25, 2005.


Henry, C. M. “Getting A Head Start” Chemical & Engineering News, 39, April 25, 2005.


Gingrich, N. “The Key to 21st Century Success: Science and Technology” Winning the Future, 2005.


National Academies Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century. “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for  a Brighter Economic Future” October 20, 2005.


The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation. “The Knowledge Economy: Is the United States Losing Its Competitive Edge” February 16, 2005.


Building Engineering & Science Talent. “What it Takes: Pre-K-12 Design Principles to Broaden Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” April, 2004.


Crawford, M. L. “Teaching Contextually” October, 2001.



A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas: National Academies Press, 2011


Increasing Scientific Literacy: A Shared Responsibility: G. Wayne Clough, Smithsonian Institution, February 2011


The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, February 2011


Becoming A Leader in Education: An Agenda for Michigan: The Education Trust - Midwest Special Report, January 2011


Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science  and Technology Talent at the Crossroads: National Academies Press, 2010


Slow Progress in Science Education: Chemical & Engineering News, 40, October 4, 2010


Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing our Nation's Human Capital, 2010


The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America's Schools: McKinsey & Company, April 2009


The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking EU & US Innovation and  Competitiveness, 2009


National Research Council: "Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress Toward a Brighter Economic Future", 2009


Council on Undergraduate Research: Assessing the Impact of Undergraduate-Research Experiences on Students: An Overview of Current Literature, 2008


Confronting The"New" American Dilemma: Underrepresented Minorities in Engineering: A Data-Based Look at Diversity, 2008


Successful High Schools Practices and Policies: Report on Key Practices and Policies of Consistently Higher Performing High Schools, 2006


America's Lab Report Executive Summary: Investigations in High School Science, 2005


Michigan's Cherry Commission Report: Final Report of the Lt. Governor's Commission on Higher Education & Economic Growth, 2004


Early Research Participation Studies: Does Early Participation in Undergraduate Research Benefit Social Science and Humanities Students?, 2002


Hart-Rudman Report: Roadmap for National Security: Imperative for Change, 2001


Before It's Too Late: A Report to the Nation from The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, 2000


Boyer Commission Report: Reinventing Undergraduate Education - A Blueprint for America's Research Universities, 1998


Roald Hoffmann: Research Strategy: Teach, American Scientist, 1996