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221. Collaborative Educational Experiences through Higher Education-Industry Partnerships

by Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Hall, Cathy W. ;

This paper is co-authored by Thomas E Pinelli from the NASA Langley Research Center and Cathy W. Hall of the East Carolina University for the 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

This paper examines the perceptions of mentors and student interns from NASA’s Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) program in Hampton, Virginia. Data for the current study are from student interns and mentors participating in the 2010, 10-week summer internship. Students are chosen from around the country based upon their applications and mentoring opportunities to participate in a summer program focusing on a range of specialty areas including: aeronautics; earth science research; exploration and flight; systems and concepts; systems engineering; subsonic/transonic testing; supersonic/hypersonic testing; and structures testing. This study presents information on mentors’ perceptions of academic preparedness brought to the workplace by student interns; student interns’ p

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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222. Using Hands-on Robotics Projects to Engage and Strengthen High School Students Participation in STEM

by Zhang, Andy S.; Heng, Iem; Zia, Farrukh; Berri, Sidi

This paper is authored by Andy S. Zhang, Iem Heng, Farrukh Zia, and Sidi Berri of the New York City College of Technology of CUNY.

This paper discusses the work that the Mechatronic Technology Center (MTC) in the School of Technology and Design of New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has done in the past two years to actively engage high school students in STEM education through hands-on robotic projects. Project-based hands-on robotic design activities are introduced at various levels. MTC offered these hands-on robotic design activities through after-school program, weekend workshops, and summer programs to maximize participation.

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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223. 2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference Breakout Sessions Schedule

by Cindy Veenstra

Schedule of Breakout Sessions for the 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • STEM Agenda Conference
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224. The STEPS Difference: 16 Years of Attracting Girls to Careers in STEM

by Puck, Brenda S.;Stary, Wendy R

This paper is authored by Brenda S. Puck and Wendy R. Stary, University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The Science, Technology, Engineering Preview Summer Program (STEPS) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a one-week experience initiated in 1997 that will celebrate its 16th anniversary during the summer of 2012. The main purpose of STEPS is to introduce girls and young women to the excitement of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related fields through manufacturing experiences. A fundamental component of that goal is to inspire them to select the appropriate math and science courses in middle and high school prepare for these majors and these careers. A project-based experiential learning curriculum is used for the program which focuses on the manufacture and assembly of a radio-controlled device. For the first ten years of the program it was a model airplane, and the last five years a model boat. To date, approximately 2,400 girls have participated in STEPS fo

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • 2013 STEM Proceedings
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225. Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education

by Sweeder, Ryan D. ; McCright, Aaron M. ;

This paper is co-authored by Ryan D. Sweeder, Ph.D. and Aaron M. McCright, Ph.D.of Michigan State University. The paper will be presented at the Education Division's 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference held at UW-Stout July 16-17, 2012.

Founded in 1967 with the mission of bridging the divide between C.P. Snow’s “two cultures” of the sciences and the humanities, Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a residential undergraduate college devoted to studying the natural sciences in their historical, philosophical, and social context. LBC is the longest-running program of its kind at a large U.S. research university. Lyman Briggs offers its students the best of both worlds: the close-knit living-learning community of a liberal arts science college and resources and opportunities of a great research university. The faculty—active and accomplished scholars focused on undergraduate education—span the sciences from astrophysics to zoology and also th

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • 2012 STEM Proceedings
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226. Building STEM Partnership Teams in Suburban Districts

by Christopher Reis;

This paper was authored by Christopher Reis, teacher at the School District of Kettle Moraine (WI).

Recently, partnerships designed to increase student achievement and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have become common. Partnerships have been developed between university departments, regional industry, youth organizations, and K-12 schools. Despite this, little guidance exists concerning how to create a team of industry partners to support K-12 STEM initiatives in suburban districts. The School District of Kettle Moraine has, during the last two years, established a partnership team including school personnel and local industry representatives. Techniques in recruiting potential partners, strategies for setting up meetings, and examples of partnership activities that have occurred in the district are discussed.

This paper is part of the conference proceedings for the Education Division's 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conferen

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • 2012 STEM Proceedings
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227. Best Practices for Attracting Girls to Science and Engineering Careers

by Cindy P. Veenstra

We do not have a uniform problem with women earning degrees in STEM. It is only in engineering and engineering technology that there is a major disconnect with U.S. women pursuing degrees (and therefore careers) in engineering. We need more women in engineering to ensure innovation. It is widely recognized that economic growth is driven by innovation and engineering know-how. We also need the diversity of engineering problem solving that women bring to engineering. This paper discusses the current participation of women in engineering degrees and recommends best practices for attracting more young women to science and engineering careers.

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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228. From the Editor: Giving Girls, Women a Chance in STEM

by Amanda Hankel

In this From the Editor article, read some of the highlights in the June 2012 issue of the Higher Education Brief, in which we explore the gender gap in STEM with a great lineup of articles and multimedia pieces, looking at what is being done and what can be done in the future to pull this gap to a close.

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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229. MapCores: Improving the Representation of Women in STEM

by Lynn Ziegler, Kris Nairn, Jim Crumley, Pam Bacon, Sarah Yost

The gender gap in participation in mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering is a well-known problem of higher education. Researchers have identified numerous social and environmental factors that contribute to gender differences in entry and persistence in these disciplines. To improve the representation of women in STEM fields, in fall 2009, the College of Saint Benedict started the Math, Physics, Computer Science Research Scholars (MapCores) program. The MapCores program uses scholarship support, special curricular offerings and research opportunities to increase the success of women in STEM fields.

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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230. The STEPS Difference

by Brenda S. Puck, Wendy R. Stary

The Science, Technology, Engineering Preview Summer Program(STEPS) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a one-week experience initiated in 1997 that will celebrate its 16th anniversary during the summer of 2012. The main purpose of STEPS is to introduce girls and young women to the excitement of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related fields through manufacturing experiences. A fundamental component of that goal is to inspire them to select the appropriate math and science courses in middle and high school prepare for these majors and these careers. A project-based experiential learning curriculum is used for the program which focuses on the manufacture and assembly of a radio-controlled device. For the first ten years of the program it was a model airplane, and the last five years a model boat. To date, approximately 2,400 girls have participated in STEPS for Girls at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the program has also been replicated at other institutio

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  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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231. 2012 ASQ Education Division WCQI Sessions

by Cindy Veenstra;

2012 ASQ Education Division WCQI Sessions..

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  • Publish date: 2012-05
  • ASQ Education Division
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232. From the Editor: Quality Tools for the Classroom

by Amanda Hankel

For most working in the quality profession, stories of Six Sigma success are familiar tales. Organizations that pioneered the method—Motorola, of course, along with companies such as General Electric and Allied Signal (now Honeywell)—used the method mostly in manufacturing settings. But does Six Sigma have a place in K-12 education? This issue of the Primary and Secondary Education Brief explores this question.

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  • Publish date: 2012-05
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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233. Is it Time for Six Sigma in Education?

by Leslie Gardner

Over the last three years, Leslie Gardner has led a series of workshops for high school and middle school teachers in Indiana to introduce them to supply chain management, its potential for economic development and the career opportunities in supply chain management for their students in the future. Drawing from this experience, Gardner discusses why it is time for Six Sigma to emerge as a quality method in education, and what needs to happen to make this a reality.

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  • Publish date: 2012-05
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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234. The Observation Tower: Publish and Perish—The Imperiled World of Academic Integrity

QED News-Spring 2012

by Marianne Di Pierro;

An editorial by Dr. Marianne Di Pierro. Published as the "Observation Tower" editorial in the ASQ Education Division's spring issue of its newsletter, "QED News".

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  • Publish date: 2012-05
  • Education Division News

235. International Service Learning

by Reid,Ken; North,Christine

This 22-minute podcast by Ohio Northern University professors, Dr.Ken Reid (Engineering ) and Dr. Christine North (Communications) summarizes approaches to international service learning (what it is and is not), typical problems associated with global engineering outreach projects, issues of social responsibility and sustainability to communities as it applies to international service learning, and tips for successful global outreach. Service learning projects of engineering freshmen at Ohio Northern University at the Domician Republic are highlighted in this podcast.

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  • Publish date: 2012-04
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236. From the Editor: The Softer Side of Quality

by Amanda Hankel

This article outlines the articles published in the April 2012 issue of the ASQ Higher Education Brief, with the focus of the importance of soft skills in higher education. The article discusses and provides links to articles examining the questions: To what extent are these skills important for quality professionals in the workplace? And what role should higher education institutions play in teaching these skills in the courses that prepare quality professionals for the workplace?

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  • Publish date: 2012-04
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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237. Soft Skills for TQM in Higher Education Standards

by Everard van Kemenade

The aim of this paper is to explore if higher education considers soft skills to be important for their business school students and if so which skills are needed. In total quality management it became clear that its hard side of measuring and data analysis can only be successful if it is replenished with the soft side, the people side. This has serious consequences for the education of professionals. Professionals, especially in higher education should be trained in soft skills, trained in managing themselves and their relations with others. In this study first a definition of soft skills is provided with a list of 20 examples out of the literature on this field. These are used to match with the standards for higher education programs from ABET, AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, AUN and the Dublin descriptors. An analysis is made which of these skills are required in these accreditations and which are lacking.

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  • Publish date: 2012-04
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief

238. QED News: Spring 2012

by Education Division

The spring 2012 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • Publish date: 2012-03
  • QED News; Vol. 17; Issue 1

239. Baldrige in Education

by Jay Marino

Overview of the Baldrige system for K12 school systems; a 25 minute summary of the workshop that was presented at the 2011 NQEC workshop by Jay Marino and Becky Martin

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  • Publish date: 2012-03

240. Using Student Satisfaction Data to Start Conversations about Continuous Improvement

by Sid Nair

A podcast by Professor Sid Nair, University of Western Australia, based on the June 2011 Quality Approaches in Higher Education article " Using Student Satisfaction Data to Start Conversations about Continuous Improvement" By Chenicheri Sid Nair and Lorraine Bennett.

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  • Publish date: 2012-03
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241. Quality Approaches in Higher Education, Vol. 3 No. 1

by Deborah Hopen

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol.3 No.1 New Perspectives on Customer Focus The articles in this issue include:
Balancing Customer Needs and Standards in Higher Education Cathy Hall, William Swart, and Steve Duncan
Using Social Media to Enhance Students’ Learning Experiences James A. Griesemer
An Integrated Approach to Quality Enhancement in a Multi-Campus University Chenicheri Sid Nair, Patricie Mertova, and Nicolene Murdoch
In-Class Versus Interactive Television Instruction: A Study to Determine Comparability David Plum and Christine Robinson

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  • Publish date: 2012-03
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education; Vol. 3; Issue 1
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242. The Essential Facts

by Amanda Hankel

The Essential Facts System™ is one of many quality tools being implemented in the Greenville School System. In this article, read how the system has been instrumental in Lynnette Bumgarner’s first-grade class in helping her students retain and build on the knowledge they gain throughout the school year. The system consists of various “facts” based on the state’s curriculum standards in each subject—science, math, language arts and social studies. The facts are worded in fill-in-the-blank format, and represent the units within the standard curriculum for a grade level. The system was the topic of a session at ASQ's 2011 National Quality in Education Conference, presented by Brenda Byrd, principal of Bethel Elementary School in Greenville, and Tami Miller, leadership development coordinator for the Greenville Chamber, which has worked with area schools to implement quality initiatives for 10 years and continues to support sustainability.

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  • Publish date: 2012-03
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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243. Teaching Quality Impacts Student Achievement

by Bob Hoglund and Cindy McClung

Teacher accountability and evaluation reform are prevalent around the country, prompting leaders to identify specific characteristics and strategies that indicate highly effective teaching. In this article, the authors suggest that professional development in the area of quality tools and processes can help teachers to significantly impact student achievement

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  • Publish date: 2012-03
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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244. Teachers That Make a Difference

by Amanda Hankel

What defines a quality teacher? This editorial outlines the highlighted content in the March issue of the Primary and Secondary Brief, which includes articles about teachers and schools working to define quality teaching and achieve it with the use of tools and techniques that promote continuous improvement.

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  • Publish date: 2012-03
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief

245. IS0 26000 and Educational Leader Preparation

by Fernando F Padro;

A discussion of preparing teachers to lead our next generation of students and to consider social responsibility and social justice through the lens of ISO26000 and ELCC/ISSLC Standards.

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  • Publish date: 2012-02
  • Workforce Development Brief

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