Welcome to EDDIE

EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration) is a suite of education projects composed of STEM disciplinary and educational researchers. We develop flexible classroom teaching modules using large, publicly available, sensor-based datasets to engage students in STEM and improve their quantitative reasoning. Teaching modules span topics such as ecology, limnology, geology, hydrology, and environmental sciences. EDDIE also helps build the associated professional development needed to ensure effective use of the teaching modules.

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  • The EDDIE Webinar series will begin January 15th presented by Dr. Nick Bader from Whitman College
  • EDDIE is looking for a 12-month Postdoctoral Associate in Science Education Research based at Illinois State University. Review of applications begin November 16, 2018. Learn more and Apply
  • We are excited to announce the latest EDDIE endeavor, EDDIE: Earth and Ecosystems, has been funded by NSF! Check back here for the latest updates and explore the Earth and Ecosystems pages to learn more about what we have planned.
  • Check EDDIE out and meet some of team at the upcoming AGU meeting in Washington, D.C. when they present their poster on Friday (Dec 14) about "Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration (Project EDDIE): Using Large Datasets to Build Quantitative Literacy "
  • Recent Publication: Farrell, K.J., and C.C. Carey. Power, pitfalls, and potential for integrating computational literacy into undergraduate ecology courses in Ecology and Evolution