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An Integrative STEM Experience Onboard a Research Vessel

by Janet H. Vail and Michele H. Smith

This paper discusses a unique K-12 outreach STEM education experience at GVSU. K-12 students work as scientists onboard specially designed research and education vessels on Lake Michigan and its adjacent waters...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach
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What Works in STEM Intervention Programs for URM Undergraduates

by Dyer-Barr, Raina

This University of Illinois project explores the perspectives of STEM intervention program administrators with respect to practices that work in successfully and effectively administering SIPs targeted towards underrepresented minority undergraduates..

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Student Retention, Best Practices
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Teachers 'n Training: Builiding Formal STEM Teaching, Efficacy through Informal Science Teaching Experience

by Georgia Bracey, Molly Brooks, Stephen Marlette, and Sharon Locke;

This presentation from SIUE describes the 1st year of a university program that provides informal summer teaching opportunities for preservice elementary teachers in order to increase their comfort level and competence in teaching STEM concepts...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality, Higher Education Brief
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Pedagogical Environments in Chemistry: Effects on Women's Self-Efficacy Beliefs

by Megan L. Grunert and George M. Bodner;

This paper investigates the effect of common college chemistry pedagogical practices on the self-efficacy beliefs of women in chemistry degree programs...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:Conference Proceedings, Women and Girls in STEM
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Learning by Doing: A Case Study of a Clinical Model for STEM Teacher Preparation

by King, Caryn M.

This case study describes an experimental teacher preparation program designed to prepare STEM career changes for high-needs schools. The curriculum, collaborative design process, and findings regarding the first year of implementation are discussed...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality
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An Overview of MIT’s Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP)

by Luperfoy, Susann

This conference describes MIT’s Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP)...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Partnering, Critical Thinking
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Synthesizing the Literature Concerning the Math Anxiety to Inform a Project on Pre-Service Teacher Retention Rates

by Flegg, Nicholas; Mohamed, Kamariah;Trimmer, Karen

This conference paper from reviews the literature on pre-service teacher math-anxiety to research on improving teacher and student retention rates...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality
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LASER: Leadership and Science Ensures Results- Evolution of a STEM Partnership

by Brooks, Jill

This paper describes LASER (Leadership And Science Ensures Results), the collaborative STEM project of Raytheon and the McKinney Independent School District, which has impacted over 6700 high school and middle school students...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Partnering
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Pre-Engineering STEM Capstone Project to Design an Oil Cap Remover Tool to Help General Aviation Cessna Pilots

by Feola, Sandy

This paper describes a capstone project experience by a student team applying pre-engineering concepts to design a new product to open over-tightened Cessna 152 or 172 engine oil caps during the pre-flight check...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Hands-on Learning, Partnering
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Developing an Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program for High School Students

by Christopher Reis and Donald Patnode

We will present a collaboration between a K-12 school district and a non-profit agency to design a program where high school juniors and seniors receive vocational training through work experience with local manufacturers...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Partnering, Hands-on Learning,

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