CEO Resources

Resources on this page have been created or compiled by CEO to help you plan, implement, and evaluate STEM education and public outreach programs. New resources are added regularly. Please contact  Kate Spohr with your recommendations for tools, datasets, media, publications, or web resources that are appropriate for this page.  

CEO YouTube Channel

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO will present our lunchtime forums on Zoom until further notice. All forums are recorded and available on our CEO YouTube Channel. Visit our events page for more information about upcoming forums.

Equity and Inclusion in higher education

  • The NSF ReNUWit Engineering Research Center has created a set of four easy-to-use checklists which aim to help graduate students, researchers, and faculty create more inclusive environments in higher education. Action items are drawn from peer-reviewed literature and the experience of leading educators and practitioners. Download checklists here.

Youth and STEM

Citizen Science


  • Resources for Common Sense Evaluation. This compact document, created especially for CEO by expert evaluators at Lawrence Hall of Science, covers evaluation methods, tips for working with an outside evaluator, resources for finding an evaluator, and budgeting for evaluation.
  • Evaluation. This site, hosted by the Berkeley Research Development Office, provides guides, tools, and resources for evaluating the effectiveness educational programs and student outcomes. (Note: access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).

Building Community at Science Events

Broader Impacts

  • Portal to the Public Implementation Manual – a practical guide for preparing scientists for public engagement and connecting them with public audiences. The manual includes professional development activities and updates that reflect changes in the field over the last decade.
  • Publications and Peer-reviewed Journals specializing in broader impacts, public engagement, community-engaged scholarship, university outreach, and service-learning.
  • Digital Library Resources for E&O. This site provides a wealth of digital resources for STEM education and outreach, including databases for researching STEM education topics; community and educational databases (e.g., US Census Bureau); major daily newspapers and news sources; and internet search engines to access grey literature (i.e. government/NGO reports, technical reports, etc.). It also provides tips for smart searches, search strategies, and evaluating the quality of what you find. Created by UC Berkeley librarians Michael Sholinbeck and Margaret Phillips.
  • NSF Broader Impacts. This site provides detailed information about NSF’s broader impacts criteria and expectations. It also provides links to resources to help proposers create high-quality broader impacts plans and activities. (Note: Access to this page requires a UC Berkeley ID).