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Julie Remold

Senior Research Social Scientist, SRI Education
Dr. Julie Remold is an Anthropologist and Senior Researcher with over 10 years of equity-oriented research, design, and evaluation experience. Her current research foci include professional development for educators, out-of-school learning and open-ended STEM inquiry programs such as found in educational making initiatives and inquiry-oriented STEM instruction.
She leads the evaluation of several computer science teacher professional development projects including Teach For America’s fast-growing CS10K initiative that aims to broaden the pipeline of teachers prepared to offer Computer Science courses at the secondary level nationwide.  She recently served as key staff on two large, program level evaluations including the 10-year retrospective evaluation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Informal Science Education program (now called AISL). This evaluation documented NSF’s contributions to growth in the field as a whole. She also worked on the evaluation of NSF’s Academies for Young Scientists program, which synthesized findings from research conducted in 17 afterschool and summer projects nationwide.
Much of her recent work has focused on projects that use networked approaches to bringing learner experiences to scale across geographic distances and with the participation of diverse partner organizations. She led several evaluations of out-of-school networked  STEM professional development projects including the California Afterschool Tinkering Network’s pilot year, the Clubhouse Network’s recent international Start Making! initiative, and the BaySci regional K-12 STEM improvement project. 


  • Ph.D., anthropology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
  • A.M., education, Stanford University School of Education, 2000
  • B.A., anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994
  • Massachusetts Middle School Social Studies Teaching Certificate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994

Professional Experience

  • Research Social Scientist, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (2007–present)
  • Consulting as Educational Researcher and Ethnographic Researcher (2000–2003)
  • Technology Coordinator, Hillsborough City School District, Hillsborough, CA (1999–2000)
  • Coordinator of Elementary Mathematics, Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University (1996–1999)

Current Projects

  • Program Evaluation of NSF’s Informal Science Education (ISEE)
  • Program Evaluation of NSF’s Academies for Young Scientists
  • Evaluation of the California Informal Science Educator’s Makers Network

Past Projects

  • Teacher Learning of Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA-TL) – ended 2011
  • Global Skills for College Completion – ended 2011
  • Evaluation of the web resource – ended 2010
  • Learning in Formal and Informal Environments – ongoing, study within the project ended in 2009
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