STEM education, parental support, human-centered approach, instructional design


This project report explores the design and implementation of instructional resources aimed at enhancing parental support for STEM students within the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Through a human-centered approach, the project addresses the need for parental involvement in fostering students' STEM education and career exploration. Drawing on multiple design principles and theories, the project aims to empower parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide informed guidance and support in STEM fields. The design process involves a comprehensive analysis of learner needs, environmental factors, and project constraints, resulting in the development of self-directed resources tailored to the specific needs and preferences of AEOP parents and guardians. Overall, the report underscores the importance of a human-centered approach and the integration of diverse multiple theories and methodologies in creating impactful instructional solutions.

Project Type

Design/Development Project

Publication Date



David O. McKay School of Education


Instructional Psychology and Technology



Master's Project or PhD Project

Masters Project

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