- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Applied History, Carnegie Mellon University
- B.S. Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University
- Graduate Education
- M.Ed. Harvard University Graduate School of Education
- Ph.D. Political Science, Texas A&M University
Dr. Struminger’s research focuses on informal STEM education at field stations and the role of science and education in democratic societies. Dr. Struminger is co-Director of CICHAZ, A.C., a field station in Calnali, Hidalgo, a rural town in the Huasteca region of Mexico. The field station hosts researchers from around the world interested in the biological and social sciences, and is engaged in outreach activities including an annual Day of Science and Sustainable Development. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Struminger is a Project Director for Consulting Services for Education, Inc. (CS4Ed). For CS4Ed, Dr.Struminger works in the areas of management training, project management, education policy, trends analysis, and product research. She received her B.S. in Applied History and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Ed.M . in technology in education from Harvard University. Dr. Struminger has also worked in the education software industry.
Research Interests and Specializations
Informal STEM education, science and public policy, human and social capital development
Ross, A. & R. Struminger. 2018. “Perceptions of Science and Scientists: Bridging Ideological Divides in the US.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA. August 30 – September 2, 2018.
R. Struminger, J. Zarestky, R. Short, and A.M. Lawing. 2018. “A Framework for Informal STEM Education Outreach at Field Stations.” BioScience.
Ross, A., R. Struminger, J. Winking, and K. R. Wedemeyer-Strombel. 2018. “Science as a Public Good: Findings from a Survey of March for Science Participants.” Science Communication 40(2): 228-245. [PDF]
R. Struminger, A. Ross, and J. Winking. July 19, 2017. “How Will Science Survive In the Age of Alternative Facts?” Huffington Post.
M.M. Taylor-Robinson, N. Geva, R. Struminger, and P. Paras 2011. “What Should Congress Members Do? Using Survey Embedded Experiments to Study Citizens’ Clientelistic Expectations in Mexico.” Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública, no.1: 147-184.