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Eliminating Confounding Variables to STEM Implementation in a Rural School District Using Mobile 1:1

by Diane Brissette and James Anderson

This paper describes how the mobile 1:1 project at Greenville Public Schools is being use to enhance student engagement in learning by increasing accessibility to echnology resources within and beyond the school building and school day...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings,
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Enhancing STEM Education through Project-Based Learning: Barriers versus Benefits

by Susan Mendoza and Robert M. Smart

This paper describes an undergraduate research program at Grand Valley State University..

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Student Retention
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Creating a Foundation for Engineering Education in Five K-12 Rural School Districts

by Stephen Marlette, Allison Fahsl, Gary Mayer and Georgia Bracey;

This study describes a collaborative project between a university and five rural school districts focused on introducing teachers to engineering design and technology related concepts...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Partnering
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The Pedagogy of Science Teaching Test

by William W. Cobern

This paper describes the development and testing of formative assessment items pertaining to the pedagogical knowledge of science content instruction as typically taught in science teaching methods courses...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, 21st Century Skills, Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Science,
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Improvement in Teaching Quality Concepts to Engineers: Measurement, Data Analysis, Experiments and Modeling

by Chris Plouff, Paul Stephenson and Shabbir Choudhuri ;

This conference paper discusses a pair of courses that have been developed to teach engineering students at GVSU about measurement, data analysis, and statistical modeling concepts used in quality control and quality systems in technical environments...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Engineering, Higher Education Brief
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An Aviation-Themed STEPS Camp for Engaging 7th Grade Girls

by Sara L. Mass, Charles R. Standridge and Paul D. Plotkowski;

This conference paper describes the STEPS program for 7th grade girls at Grand Valley State University. A 10-year tracking study on the impact of the camp showed that 47% of camp participants claim an interest in a science related career versus 18% of.....

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Assessment/Surveys
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Teaching Lean Six Sigma with Service Learning

by Janet Braun

This 2013 conference paper describes incorporation of a problem-based service-learning project in an industrial quality assurance course in order to improve student learning of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodology...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality, Lean/Six Sigma/DMAIC
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Next Generation Science: Bridge to the Future

by Karen Meyers

This conference paper focuses on the newly released The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce. Included are the implications for classroom instruction...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Science, 21st Century Skills
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Filling the Gaps: Building and Sustaining a Scientific Workforce

by Darcie Wallace-Duckworth

Filling gaps in scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical fields with experienced employees have become difficult. Filling these gaps becomes critical as employment in STEM-related fields is projected to grow 17% over the next decade...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Training, Partnering
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Integration of STEM Community College Curricula and Industry Partnerships through National Certifications

by Susan Ely;

This presentation reviews the best practices for embedding national certifications within STEM curricula, making skills transferable at the K12, community college, 4 year institution and industry level...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Community College, Partnering

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