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Organizational Learning in STEM Education Contexts:

Analyzing the “Stickiness” of High Impact Practices

by Oravec, Jo Ann; Ciganek, Andrew; Smith, John; Yin, Roger

This research discusses the effectivenss of high impact practices with an emphasis on STEM contexts in higher education...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Critical Thinking, Higher Education Brief
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The Effects of Technology-Based Activities on STEM Major Choices

by Ahlam Lee

This study from the University of Pennsylvania describes the effects of technology based learning on students' STEM major choices at 2 and 4 year colleges...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Higher Education Brief, Technology
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Industrial and STEM Partnership Creates Engineering Student Leaders

by Deruntz, Bruce, Kowalchuk, Rhonda, Nicklow, John;

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Leadership Program transitions community college graduates to engineering/technology bachelor grads and leaders..

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Training, Engineering
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Dual Enrollment: A STEM/Engineering Initiative

by Larrick, Tecca;

This paper focuses on the STEM initatives implemented by the Engineering Department at Kent Sate University-Tuscarawas, including dual enrollment, cyber clubs and women in engineering seminars..

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Engineering, K-12 Outreach, Women and Girls in STEM
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Inspiring and Engaging the Next Generation in STEM through PLTW and REAL

by Ontiveros, Cordelia, Alvarez, Elena;

This paper discusses the PLTW and REAL projects to inspire K-12 students at the College of Engineering at State Polytechnic University, Pomona...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Women and Girls in STEM, Hands-on Learning, K-12 Outreach
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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..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • 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..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Student Retention

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