The University of Washington Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) is TECAID’s external evaluator. In this role, they administered and analyzed longitudinal surveys of participants, and conducted observations and focus groups of participants and teams. Formative feedback was provided throughout the project and summative reports are provided annually.
Elizabeth Litzler is Director of the University of Washington’s Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE). Dr. Litzler conducts program evaluations and social science research on improving the environment for people from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. With 13 years in this field, she holds a B.A. in Communication with specializations in Spanish and Women’s Studies and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology.
Em Affolter is a CERSE Graduate research associate and a doctoral candidate in Multicultural Education at the University of Washington. Her CERSE work includes qualitative and quantitative data analysis, as well as providing consulting and facilitation to clients on issues of equity and culturally responsive instruction and leadership.