Goals for Research

Welcome to the Motivation and Learning Lab, led by Dr. Paul R. Hernandez. Our research team studies the contextual factors and interpersonal relationships that support student’s motivation to achieve their personal and professional goals. Furthermore, we study how contexts, relationships, and motivational interventions can broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers – particularly for students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM. Our team has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.