From the National Science Foundation, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), the Education Development Center (EDC), and the National Academies, comes STEM Smart Briefings. These briefings are designed to offer science educators and policy makers with summaries of research related to STEM curriculum and pedagogy. Many of these briefings are adapted from the National Research Council's 2011 report Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. One briefing in this collection, Connecting Informal and Formal STEM Education, provides examples of successful STEM enrichment programs across the U.S, and may especially appeal to those who work in alternative learning environments, including museums and libraries. Similarly, another briefing, Engineering (emphasizing the "E" in STEM), highlights three exemplary engineering education programs that targets elementary, middle school, and high school students.