- Phone: 919-515-1761
- Email: AdamHRose@ncsu.edu
- Office: Thomas Hall 3546
- Website: https://HartstoneRoseLab.wordpress.ncsu.edu
Although most of my published research is on various aspects of comparative anatomy and functional morphology – including live animal behavior, soft-tissue dissections, analyses of bones and teeth and studies of fossils – I also study the influence of the places where this type of work takes place (museums and zoos) on building future STEM practitioners. In this research (funded by the National Science Foundation and the Wellcome Trust), my colleagues and I have focused predominantly on how teen programs at these informal STEM learning sites help shape the long-term STEM identities and trajectories of the teens that participate in them as well as how these teens influence the visitors with whom they interact. We are also studying the best practices of how these programs can be devised to maximize their impact on the STEM trajectories and affinities of their diverse participants.