Sample Reports

Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy

  • An extensive analysis of the state of the U.S. science and engineering workforce, along with an evaluation of the many approaches utilized to address the problem.


Frameworks for Higher Education in Homeland Security

  • This report was crafted in response to a request by the Department of Homeland Security, to the National Academies, to develop a conceptual framework that could guide the plethora of homeland security-oriented academic programs that were emerging in the months following 9/11.


  • This report was drafted by Merrilea Mayo for the National Academies committee assigned  to this topic.  The report is available here.

Game-Based Learning

  • Game-based learning promises far deeper experiential understanding of academic subjects than traditional lecture, but it suffers from the lack of a viable busines model.  Two Mayo-authored articles, one in Science magazine, and one in the now-defunct Journal of International Learning and Media, explore the issues.


  • The Science article, "Video Games: A Route to Large-Scale STEM Education?,"  can be found here.
  • The IJLM article, "Bringing Game-Based Learning to Scale: The Business Challenges of Serious Games," can be found here.