Program Details: Open to the public

Inquiry Hub

The "Inquiry Hub" is a research-practice partnership brings together educational researchers, computer scientists, school district leaders, teachers, and students from Denver Public Schools, curriculum developers, interactive resource providers, and multiple publishers of STEM curricula to undertake a systemic approach to learner-centered teaching that promotes adaptability and responsiveness to the differing needs of diverse learners. The partnership integrates several prominent technology and curriculum innovations in mathematics and science, which are being deployed in iterative cycles of user-driven, design-based implementation research. The partnership is one of the longest-running partnership of its kind in the country, and it has received funding from multiple federal agencies and private foundations, including the National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Education

In Colorado

  • Denver

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • BSCS Science Learning
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Next Generation Exemplar System
  • Northwestern University
  • Project VOYCE

Sponsoring Units

Engineering & Applied Science, College of

  • Computer Science, Department of
  • Research Institutes & Centers

    • Cognitive Science (ICS), Institute of

    Program Contact

    Bill Penuel

Program Categories


  • Diversity
  • Education (K-12)
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Program Types:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Professional Development - Teacher
  • Publications


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Urban Communities

We do our best to accurately represent CU Boulder’s outreach programs and services, but they are subject to change and may no longer be active in a community. Please contact the program directly for current information.