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2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Program

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference Program for the 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda for Education, the Workplace and Society Conference, co-sponsored by the ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The conference was held on July 19-20, 2011...

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  • Publish date: 2014-01
  • Keywords:Conference Proceedings, Division Activity, STEM, Professional Development
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Editor's Note: Making the Connection

by Schmidt, Megan

Teachers are supposed to help students connect the dots and enable them to find meaningful ways to interpret and apply what they are learning. This becomes even more important when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math...

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • Keywords:STEM, Continuous Improvement
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2013 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference: Industry Making a Difference in Education

by Veenstra, Cindy

The 2013 event studied the role industry will play in closing the U.S. STEM gap and hosted representatives from manufacturing giants who described student outreach programs, reports Cindy Veenstra, the ASQ Education Division’s immediate past chair...

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Education Brief
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Developing Highly Effective Industry Partnerships: Co-ops to Capstones

by Plouff, Chris

Presentation slides from Workshop given at the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Presented by Prof. Chris Plouff, Grand Valley State University...

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • Keywords:Partnering, STEM, Conference Proceedings
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Using Assessments to Determine the Quality and Effectiveness of a Collaborative Internship

by Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Hall, Cathy W. ; Brush, Kimberly M. ;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1 (May 2013) article by Thomas E. Pinelli, NASA, Cathy W. Hall, East Carolina University, and Kimberly M. Brush, NASA. The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) program is a nationally ranked, highly competitive, and collaborative internship program that uses NASA research opportunities to inspire and motivate students to complete a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The program’s ultimate goal is to prepare students to be work-ready for employment and research. Formative and summative assessment is used to help determine the quality and effectiveness of the LARSS program. We present data from one portion of our annual (formative) program assessment—mentors’ and student interns’ overall perception of the internship and their assessment of interns’ acquisition of 21st century workplace skills. We provide a detailed description of a (summative) longitudinal study presently underway that will

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Keywords:Quality Approaches in Higher Education, STEM, Partnering
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Guest Commentary: Real-World Engineering Education: The Role of Continuous Improvement

by Plotkowski, Paul D. ;

Guest Commentary: Real-World Engineering Education: The Role of Continuous Improvement by Paul D. Plotkowski. In the Quality Approaches in Higher Education, Vol. 4. No. 1 (May, 2013)...

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Keywords:Quality Approaches in Higher Education, STEM, Engineering, Partnering
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Bridging the Creativity and STEM Crisis

by Katanski, Daniel

This paper examines the risks to creativity and STEM from both inside and outside of America. Then, defines the term Technology Competition, and discusses the STEM aspects of Technology Competitions. Finally, suggests using Technology Competitions with.....

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Critical Thinking, Creativity
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Promoting STEM Education Through The Ford High School Science

by Imad H. Makki

The Ford Science and Technology Program (HSSTP) was created to increase student’s interest in engineering, science, mathematics, and related careers. The paper reports on this program...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Hands-on Learning
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A Contract Research Organization as a Model for Engaged Learning in STEM

by Caldwell, Craig

The conference paper describes a partnership that has been established between companies and Salt Lake Community College in which a contract research model provides benefits for both students and local biotechnology companies...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Science, Training
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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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