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Quality Comes Alive: An Interdisciplinary Student Team’s Quality Improvement Experience in Learning by Doing— Healthcare Education Case Study

by Rosa K. Hand, Mary A. Dolansky, E. Erin Hanahan, Vinothini M. Sundaram, and Nancy Tinsley

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 5 (1), 2014 article. This article describes an interdisciplinary graduate-level course on quality improvement which incorporates real-life implementation of a QI project in a clinical setting...

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  • Publish date: 2014-09
  • Keywords:Best Practices, Quality Approaches in Higher Education, Quality Tools, Partnering, Teams, Hands-on Learning, Training
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Blending Innovation, Student Co-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Informal Education – Innovation 5

by LaCommare, Katherine; Deits, Thomas L;

We are engaged with Impression 5 Science Center in Michigan, in a student co-learning project to systematically investigate how the new technologies of additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping can be adapted to the informal education environment...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning
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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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sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration)

Camp for Middle School Students

by Agee, Kathyrn

This presentation will describe the Grand Valley State University sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration)summer day camp. sHaPe Camp provides area middle school students with the opportunity to explore careers in the health sciences...

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  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Hands-on Learning
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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...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Partnering, Hands-on Learning,
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The 4-H Tech Wizards Program: Engaging Underserved Youth in STEM

by Skluzacek, Joanna M.;Gonzalez, Michelle;Arnold, Jolene; Kelly, Pam;;

This paper discusses Wisconsin's 4-H Tech Wizards program to engage youth from economically depressed areas in robotics and STEM related activities while providing a strong small group mentoring environment...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, K-12 Outreach, Hands-on Learning
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Service Learning in Non-Majors Biology

by Little, Amanda M.

This study describes student performance in different college-level service learning projects in non-majors biology...

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Hands-on Learning
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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...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • 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...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Conference Proceedings, Teaching Quality, Hands-on Learning

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