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91. Formula Funding in New Mexico

by Walters, Glenn

Second set of Slides presented at the Closing Keynote, "Creating a Globally Competitive Workforce", by Glenn Walters, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department at the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids MI on June 3-4, 2013. This set of slides addresses an innovative approach to funding higher education in New Mexico by the state of New Mexico. In particular, in the first year of new funding based on outcomes, there is evidence of increased enrollment in STEM and in decreasing the achievement gap.

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92. 2013 ASQ STEM Conference Education Panel

by Plotkowski, Paul

Slides from the Luncheon Panel Discussion on University Response to Industry at the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Panel Leader was Dean Paul Plotkowski, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University. Panelists included Prof. Chris Plouff, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University, Prof. Gayle Elliott and Prof. Joy Watson, of the University of Cincinnati. Discussions includes both co-ops in the U.S. and internationally.

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93. Improving Graduation Rates at a Comprehensive University

by Plotkowski, Paul ; Menon, Shaily; Giardina, Nancy; ;

These Workshop slides on using continouous improvement ideas to increase university graduation rates were presented at the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI on June 3, 2013 It is a case study of Grand Valley State University's efforts to use process maps to improve student success and increase the graduation rates.

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94. Blending Innovation, Student Co-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Informal Education-Innovation 5

Presentation Slides

by Deits,Thomas L.; LaCommare, Katherine;

Slides presented at the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at Grand Valley State University June 3-4, 2013 Presented by Thomas L. Deits, Michigan State University and Katherine LaCommare, Lansing Community College.

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95. sHaPe Camp for Middle School Girls

Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration

by Agee,Kathy

Presentation Slides for sHaPe, Camp for Middle School Girls in the Grand Rapids, MI area; presented at the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at GVSU. Presented by Kathy Agee, Science Program Coordinator at GVSU Math and Science Regional Center. Outreach to Grand Rapids Public Schools, where students come from homes where a majority of the parents have not attended college. The camp focues on health careers.

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96. Synthesising the Literature Concerning Math-Anxiety to Inform a Project on Pre-service Teacher Retention Rates- Handout

by Flegg, Nicholas;

Presentation Slides presented at the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference, in Grand Rapids, MI June 3-4 2013 by%! 20Dr. Nicholas Flegg, University of Southern Queensland, Australia..

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97. 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. Describes best practices for highly effective partnerships between industry and engineering education. Presentation includes discussions of assessments, relationship of co-op experiences to ABET requirements, academic content during co-op experiences, and industry-based projects in courses.

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98. The Business Case for Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education

by Simons, Norma

In this exclusive feature, ASQ Education Division Secretary Norma Simons makes the case that higher education needs to embrace tools and approaches that support systems thinking and teamwork to meet operational performance goals. She highlights lean Six Sigma, a project-based method that helps organizations gain a competitive advantage through data-driven decision making and rigorous process management approaches.

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99. 2013 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference Onsite Program

by Cindy Veenstra

2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Onsite Program

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100. Case Study: Application of Blended Learning in an Engineering Simulation Course

by Artis, Sharnnia; Allen, Theodore; Allam, Yosef; Afful-Dadzie, Anthony;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4(1), May 2013 article by Theodore T. Allen, Sharnnia Artis, Anthony Afful-Dadzie, and Yosef Allam. The research was conducted at The Ohio State University. This case study documents the transition of an undergraduate software laboratory from face-to-face only instruction to a blended-learning model motivated, in part, by instructor cost savings. To assure quality in learning outcomes was preserved, we implemented the transition using a randomized experiment. Participating students were randomly assigned to blended (treatment) and traditional (control) groups. Performance was measured by pre- and post-knowledge assessment and quizzes. Attitude was measured by the results of a survey administered at the end of the course. The results show that students’ performance in a purely face-to-face instructional class was not significantly different from that based on a blend of online and face-to-face instruction. In addition, the blended type had signifi

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101. Investing in Engineering Student Leaders Through Industrial and STEM Partnerships

by Nicklow, John W. ; Kowalchuk, Rhonda K. ; DeRuntz, Bruce D. ;

Investing in Engineering Student Leaders Through Industrial and STEM Partnerships by Rhonda K. Kowalchuk, Bruce D. DeRuntz, and John W. Nicklow, Southern Illinois University Carnbondale. This article is published in the Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1 (May 2013).

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102. Editor's Note: College Inc.

by Schmidt, Megan

Can academia be efficient? In recent years, higher education has encountered increasing pressure to operate more like a business—leaner, more accountable and more responsive to the needs of its customers. Skyrocketing tuition, declining public funding, low graduation rates and underprepared graduates are just a few issues weighing on the institution. In this issue, we explore approaches colleges and universities can use to combat these woes.

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103. QED News: Spring 2013

by Education Division

The spring 2013 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • QED News; Vol. 18; Issue 1
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104. Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1 (May 2013)
Special Issue Editor Cindy P. Veenstra, Editor Fernando F. Padro. Special issue on STEM and Collaboration
Articles include:
Guest Commentary: Real-World Engineering Education: The Role of of Continuous Improvement by Paul D. Plotkokwski

Using Assessments to Determine the Quality and Effectiveness of a Collaborative Internship Program in Research by Thomas E. Pinelli, Cathy W. Hall, and Kimberly M. Brush

Case Study: Application of Blended Learning for an Engineering Simulation Course by Theodore T. Allen, Sharnnia Artis, Anthony Afful-Dadzie, and Yosef Allam

Investing in Engineering Student Leaders Through Industrial and STEM Partnerships by Rhonda K. Kowalchuk, Bruce D. DeRuntz, and John W. Nicklow

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  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education; Vol. 4; Issue 1
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105. 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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106. 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, Dean of the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University. In the Quality Approaches in Higher Education, Vol. 4. No. 1 (May, 2013).

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107. USING MODELS TO TEACH AND LEARN ENGINEERING

by Urdarevik,Slobodan;

One of the biggest problems engineering students are facing is visualization. In fact, visualization skills have been found to correlate highly with successes in engineering, and mathematics in general. In order to help students to develop this skill and make teaching and learning more productive and interesting, a new teaching strategy based on using models has been developed. Experience in using the models shows that: 1) Students are able to learn the topic in the most effective and easiest way. 2) Students are fully engaged in the learning process. 3) Students can gain the knowledge and obtain the skills developed in this "hand on" approach in learning that affects students' ability to absorb knowledge in subsequent courses where good visualization skills are required. 4) Using the models makes students feel that engineering is an interesting field to study. The benefits for teachers are: 1) very little (or no) preparation time 2) less lecture time 3) easy to explain the topic 4) test result

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108. The Hispanic Health Workforce Gap:

Creating Fellowship Programs to Achieve Health Equity

by Randolph, Suzanne M. ; Quinteros de Czifra, Michelle

This is a conference paper authored by Michelle Quinteros de Czifra< HSHPS and Suzanne M. Randolph, MayaTech Corporation and is part of the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

The nation faces a shortage of Hispanic health professionals that can provide quality and culturally competent healthcare to their community, the largest ethnic group in the United States (US). By 2050, Hispanics will comprise 29 percent of the US population. Yet, minorities only constitute less than 18 percent of physicians, nurses, and dentists. To meet the challenge of providing access and better care to Hispanics, the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) developed and implemented a Graduate Fellowship Training Program (GFTP) to increase the number of Hispanic students going into health professions careers through enhancing their research and professional development skills and provide networking opportunities. An overview of the importance of increasing the Hispanic hea

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109. Intel Math Connections: A Three-Year Study of the Impact of a Math-Based Program on Elementary Teachers

by Weyhaupt, Adam; Quivey, Mary Ann; Feldmann, M.L.

This conference paper is authored by Matt Feldmann, Goshen Education Consulting,Inc., Adam Weyhaupt, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Mary Ann Quivey, Monroe/Randolph Regional Office of Education #45 and is part of the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

The paper considers the impact of a professional development program focused on improving math skills for elementary school teachers and their students in two mostly rural Southwestern Illinois counties. The Monroe/Randolph Regional Office of Education #45 was awarded two Illinois Math and Science Partnership grants to employ an Intel Math workshop and follow-up over three school years.

The Intel Math Connections Project included four projects that consisted of a 80 hour summer professional development module focused on middle and high school math concepts and a school year follow-up where teachers were divided into groups to form vertically aligned mathematical learning communities (

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110. The Michigan STEM Partnership In Action:

A Collaboration Between Business, Education, and Government

by Tanoff, Michael; Grosso, Kathy

This conference paper is authored by Michael Tanoff, Director, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, and Kathy Grosso, STEM Facilitator, Dudley STEM School, Battle Creek Public Schools and is part of the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

This paper describes the evolution and ongoing development of the Michigan STEM Partnership and its Lake Michigan Hub, part of a statewide collaboration of leadersfrom PK–20 education, business and industry, philanthropy, economic development, government, military, and other organizations dedicated to elevating STEM literacy and proficiencies in a way that increases Michigan’s economic strength to retain and attract desirable jobs. The presentation will describe statewide needs that dictated the formation of the Partnership, the structure of the Partnership, and activity within the Hub through its second year of existence, including asset and expertise mapping, teacher professional development, and student out

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111. Bridging the Creativity and STEM Crisis

by Katanski, Daniel

This conference paper is authored by Daniel Katanski, Ph.D. Candidate, Eastern Michigan University and is part of the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

American youth have become less creative in the past twenty years, impacting the numbers who are focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. Finding ways to foster creativity growth in students, can increase interest in STEM and prepare some to enter STEM careers. However, schools cannot alone generate significant interest in STEM topics. The use of Technology Competitions can provide constructive environments where students can solve challenging complex open ended problems with the guidance of adult mentors from STEM fields. The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition is one of the best examples of a Technology Competition.

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112. Blending Innovation, Student Co-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Informal Education – Innovation 5

by LaCommare, Katherine; Deits, Thomas L;

This ocnference paper is authored by Thomas L Deits, Michigan State University and Katherine LaCommare, Lansing Community College and the paper is part of the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

We are engaged with Michigan's Impression 5 Science Center 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. We will describe our progress in creating a sustainable plan to integrate these new technologies into a hands-on science museum in order to stimulate interest in STEM among young people, engage students in entrepreneurship and innovation and provide an accessible community resource for everyone from tinkerers to micro-entrepreneurs.

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113. Promoting STEM Education Through The Ford High School Science

by Imad H. Makki

This paper is authored by Imad H. Makki of Ford Motor Company and is part of the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have been critical for the U.S. workforce in order to maintain its competitiveness and leadership worldwide, and to stand at the forefront of innovation in the U.S. economy.

For the past three decades, Ford Motor Company has been a pioneer and a leading force in promoting STEM education amongst high school students in southeast Michigan, inspiring generations of scientists and engineers, demonstrating the wonders of science and technology thru a unique initiative: the Ford High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP). The intent of the program is to increase student's interest in engineering, science, mathematics, and related careers. In this paper, we will review the motivation behind the Ford HSSTP program, discuss lessons learned, and provide some suggest

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114. A Contract Research Organization as a Model for Engaged Learning in STEM

by Caldwell, Craig

This conference paper is authored by Craig Caldwell, Salt Lake Community College and is included in the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

The Biotechnology Program at Salt Lake Community College operates a technician training program that is based on a contract research organization. The program, called InnovaBio, operates alongside of the regular academic program to provide training opportunities to biotechnology interns while at the same time offering research services to local bioscience companies. InnovaBio interns are drawn from partnering high school biotechnology programs as well as Salt Lake Community College programs. The value of their internship experience is the opportunity to work on challenging, credible, research projects that add value to their training as well as the local economy. InnovaBio research is conducted at the Salt Lake Community College Biotechnology Program labs under the guidance of professional research scientists.

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115. How Do We Know? Inquiry-based Front Ends for Conventional Topic Treatments in STEM Textbooks

by Schuster, David

This conference paper is authored by David Schuster, Physics Department and Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University. It is included in the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

Most conventional science textbooks present what we know, as an established body of knowledge, but little if anything of how we know. Science is presented largely as product, with the inquiry practices of science largely absent. To remedy this imbalance, we have been devising inquiry-based ‘front ends’ for use in instruction as precursors to direct textbook treatments. We illustrate the issue with an example of a direct textbook exposition of refraction, and then show this can be enhanced with an inquiry-based conceptual introduction to the topic. Similar inquiry-based front ends are being developed for other science topics.

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