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The Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin provides high quality program evaluation services customized to best serve your project’s unique needs. Our team has extensive experience designing and conducting research and evaluations with a wide variety of clients, including Pre-K-12 school systems, higher education, non-profit organizations, corporations, and government agencies. We offer a full range of data-driven services to measure and enhance your project development, implementation, outcomes, and impact.

Our evaluation approach is highly participatory in order to provide meaningful, actionable information. We collaborate with project managers, staff, and key stakeholders to help shape the evaluation, inform data collection methods, and effectively use findings for program improvement. Please contact our Assistant Director of Project Evaluation Services, Dr. Lisa Garbrecht, at for more information on how we can help grow, strengthen, and/or sustain your program.

Key Services

  • Formative and summative evaluation design and implementation
  • Rigorous research design and assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Needs assessment
  • Logic model development
  • Development of evaluation sections for grant proposals
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection tool development
  • Survey design and administration
  • Observation facilitation
  • Focus group facilitation
  • Key stakeholder interview facilitation
  • Document and data review and assessment
  • Independent Review Panel convening and facilitation
  • Database development and data management
  • Univariate and multivariate analyses
  • Content analyses of qualitative data
  • Report development and presentation
  • Evaluation-related training and capacity building


Assistant Director of Project Evaluation Services

Lisa Garbrecht, Ph.D.

Dr. Garbrecht is an educational psychologist with over 15 years of experience as an independent evaluator and researcher on numerous education-related projects funded by national, state, and local organizations. She has particular expertise in designing formative and summative evaluation plans; developing, implementing and analyzing data from both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods; and, reporting detailed findings to inform future program efforts, share program outcomes and impacts to a variety of audiences, and for program application in other contexts. Dr. Garbrecht has taught in the Colleges of Education at the University of California, Irvine and at Arizona State University.