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STUDENTfacturED: Providing a Way to “STEM” Out from behind Old School Walls and Into the Real-World Workplace

by Ngan-Winward, Vivian

This paper from Salt Lake Community College describes the STUDENTfacturED program for preparing students for biotechnology manufacturing...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality, Hands-on Learning
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Teaching History of Science and Technology at a Polytechnic University

by Seim, David

This paper connects teaching a course on history of science and technology with the STEM agenda..

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality, Student Retention
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A Philosopher Looks at STEM Quality in Higher Education

from a Liberal Arts and Sciences Perspective

by Gallegos, Jeremy;

A look at what classical philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle though about areas of study such as math and science and its impact on the STEM Agenda..

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Critical Thinking, Teaching Quality
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Diversity Awareness Education in an Introductory Seminar Course to Promote Social Responsibility

by James, Kirsta C. ; Carlson, Kitrina;

The results from this UW-Stout study demonstrate that one strategy for effectively engaging students in diversity awareness and social responsibility programming earlier in their college careers is through a freshmen seminar course...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Survey results
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An ABC Sampler of Best Practices

NSF STEM Scholar Program at UW-Platteville

by Landgraf, Lisa M.; Salmon-Stephens, Tammy; Ul-Haq, Irfan;;

This paper focuses on the implementation of an NSF S-STEM grant received by UW-Platteville in 2010 and discusses best practices for STEM student retention..

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Student Retention
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A Comparison of Epistemological Beliefs of African American Engineering Students

by Wilkes, Bethany King;

This study focuses on a comparison of epistemological beliefs of African American engineering students at a historically black university to those of African American engineering students at two predominantly white institutions...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Assessment/Surveys, Episemological Beliefs, Higher Education Brief, Conference Proceedings
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Leveraging Simple Problems to Introduce Engineering Principles and Ways of Thinking

by Welty, Kenneth; Stricker, David

This paper will present how a simple problem, like designing a better paperclip, can be used to engage middle school students in engineering design activities...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Engineering
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Seeing the Forest for the Trees -- An Industry

by Bowman, Michael R;Rodriguez, Glendali

Partnerships between universities and professional organizations can address the demand for well-educated professionals...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Career Development, Partnering
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Identification of Strategies that Overcome Barriers to Women and Minorities in STEM

by Ilumoka, A. A. ;

This study describes ways to diversify the STEM workforce through identification of pedagogical strategies for recruitment and retention of women and minorities into STEM classrooms. Three strategies were identified.....

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Women and Girls in STEM
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Using Cognitive Acceleration Materials to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ Reasoning and Pedagogical Expertise

by Moore, Nathan; Jacqueline O'Donnell;Poirier, Dennis;

In this paper, we describe two approaches we took at Winona State University to develop the reasoning ability of pre-service teachers...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Teaching Quality

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