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181. STUDENTfacturedED-Handout

by Ngan-Winward, Vivian;

This is the presentation given at the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, July 16-17 for the conference paper, " STUDENTfacturED : Providing a Way to “STEM” Out from Behind Old School Walls and Into the Real-World Workplace" by Vivian Ngan-Winward, Salt Lake Community College.

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182. Opening Keynote: STEM Education Classrooms: Promising Practices for Improved Learning

by Froyd, Jeffrey E. ;

Slides and supplemental material from the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Keynote: STEM Education Classrooms: Promising Practices for Improved Learning by Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd, Texas A & M University

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183. Baldrige, STEM Engagement and Learning Communities--Handout

by Furst-Bowe, Julie; Carlson, Kitrina; James, Krista;

Keynote Presentation Slides for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference- "Baldrige, STEM Engagement and Learning Communities" presented by Julie Furst-Bowe, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Kitrina Carlson and Krista James, faculty members, UW-Stout

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184. Student Technology Access in an Urban STEM High School: The Missing Variable-Handout

by Sersion, Brian; Stevens, Douglas;

Presentation Handout for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference for the paper "Student Technology Access in an Urban STEM High School: The Missing Variable" by Brian Sersion, Cincinnati Public Schools and Douglas Stevens, Cincinnati Public Schools and University of Cincinnati.

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185. Inclusive Excellence Toolkit

by Trevino, Jesus; Walker, Thomas; Leyba, Johanna;

Inclusive Excellence Toolkit, by Dr. Jesus Trevino, Thomas Walker and Johanna Leyba was developed by the University of Denver. A service of the DU Center for multicultural Excellence www.du.edu/cme.

It is a document from the University of Denver with permission to reproduce indicated in the paper. It is an additional resource being provided in the 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference with the luncheon keynote "Baldrige, Engagement and Learning Communities, with Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and ex-provost, UW-Stout, and Dr. Kitrina Carlson and Ms. Krista James, faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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186. Fall ASQ Education Division Call for Articles

Call for articles for the fall 2012 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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187. Using Hands-on robotics Projects to Engage and Strengthen HS Students Participation - Handout

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

This is a presentation handout for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. The authors are Andy S. Zhang, Iem Heng, Farrukh Zia and Sidi Berri, faculty members at the New York City College of Technology of CUNY.

This presentation 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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188. An ABC Sampler of Best Practices- Presentation Handout

by Landgraf, Lisa; Salmon-Stephens, Tammy, Ul-Haq, Irfan;

This a a presentation handout for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. The authors for the presentation are Lisa M. Landgraf, Tammy Salmon-Stephens and Irfan Ul-Haq of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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189. Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning Community-Presentation

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

This is a presentation handout for the paper authored by Ryan D. Sweeder, PhD and Aaron McCright, PhD of Michigan State University. The paper is titled "Lyman Briggs College: A Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education" and is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

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190. Preparing Students for STEM Research at the Lyman Briggs College

by Sweeder,Ryan D.;Strong,Philip E..

This is the Powerpoint handout for the paper "Preparing Students for STEM Research at the Lyman Briggs College' for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. The authors are Ryan D. Sweeder, PhD and Philip E. Strong, PhD, Michigan State University.

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191. Inspiring and Engaging the Next Generation in STEM Handout

by Ontiveros, Cordelia; Alvarez, Elena;

This is the Powerpoint presentation handout for the conference paper "Inspiring and Engaging the Next Generation in STEM Through PLTW and REAL" for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. The presentation and paper are authored by Dr. Cordelia Ontiveros and Elena Alvarez, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona- College of Engineering

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192. Building STEM Partnership Teams- Presentation Handout

by Reis,Christopher

This is the presentation handout prepared by Christopher Reis, School District of Kettle Moraine (WI) for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference and is part of the conference proceedings.

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.

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193. Learning What They Live

by Amanda Hankel

If you visited nearly any school in the United States today, you would find a “traditional” education model. A teacher usually stands near the front of the room, facing a class of about 20 students, presenting lectures and lessons, and administering exams to assess knowledge and comprehension. But at any school in the country, you’re also likely to find at least a few students who don’t seem to adapt to or excel in this traditional education model. What happens to these students? In this article, read about the Fontan Relational Education model, a self-learning, method that designs a personalized learning path based on each student's abilities, likes, dislikes, interests and unique learning rhythm.

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  • ASQ Primary and Seconday Education Brief
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194. Inspiring Writing With VoiceThread

by Amanda Hankel

VT is a web-based, media-sharing tool. Video, audio and PDF files can be uploaded to VT, and uploaders can choose who they want to share the files with and allow access for others to comment on and edit the submitted pieces. The educational sector of VT allows teachers to set limits on who can view, comment on and edit the pieces that are shared. In this article, get ideas from the success of first-grade teacher Joan Biese, as she discusses how the use of a media-sharing program called VoiceThread helped her students improve their writing.

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195. High Performance Math

by Zinn, Wendy; Reisgen, Craig

This paper is co-authored by Wendy Zinn and Craig Reisgen. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference

HiPerMath is a program developed to teach California Content and Occupational Educational Standards –in math and science through hands on automotive engine dismantling and assembling, virtual drag racing and math competitions. There are lesson plans for over 70 standards (more to come) with the availability of custom lesson plans available to meet the needs of any student group.

HiPerMath is an innovative teaching design using virtual online models of racing cars getting students to use math applications in competitive solutions to maximize the design and operation of these virtual vehicles. Through the use of virtual and hands-on devices students design engines (bore, stroke, compression), fuel/air mixtures (carburetors), transmissions (gear and power ratios), tires and wheels (power and speed), body design

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196. The 4-H Tech Wizards Program: Engaging Underserved Youth in STEM

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

This paper is written by Dr. Joanna M. Skluzacek, University of Wisconsin-Extension and Michelle Gonzalez, Jolene Arnold and Pam Kelly, of the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

The 4-H Tech Wizards Program is a national program funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention whose mission is to engage youth from economically depressed areas in robotics and STEM related activities while providing a strong small group mentoring environment. In Wisconsin, the program reaches over 100 youth in four counties: Kenosha, Racine, Crawford and Milwaukee. Youth ages 8-17 are paired with adult mentors who are trained in aspects of positive youth development and evidence-based standards. This paper describes the Wisconsin 4-H Tech Wizards Program which includes a robotic competition based on robots such as the LEGO NXT Mindstorm Robots.

This pap

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197. Service Learning in Non-Majors Biology

by Little, Amanda M.

This paper is authored by Dr. Amanda M. Little, UW-Stout and is included in the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Proceedings.

I investigated how student performance differed in five differently-structured service learning projects in a non-majors plant biology course. I addressed how cognitive and affective gains from these projects differed with different levels of student ownership, preparation, community involvement, and instructor-provided scaffolding. Projects met with varying levels of success in accomplishing both context-specific educational goals and the broader aims of service learning. Students felt more positively toward STEM disciplines when provided academic-level-appropriate structure. The largest determinants of meeting student engagement aims of service learning were: 1) involved community partner, 2) appropriate match between student level and instructor-provided structure, and 3) student ownership.

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198. Gesture-Based Software Development with Undergraduate Teams

by Miller, Trudi; Ellertson, Anthony; Damle, Amod;;

This paper is authored by Trudi Miller, PhD, Anthony Ellertson, PhD and Amod Damle, PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at UW-Stout July 16-17.

Undergraduate professors in computing often find it difficult to bring 'real world' projects to their students. Many undergraduates aim to work in industry and value hands-on development of software and the challenges it brings. As faculty, we search for opportunities to work with industry partners who have a plausible idea, but lack either the software expertise or resources to complete development. Faculty also struggle with bringing successful business models into the classroom that help students understand their role as emerging professionals, but which also meet the needs of an academic experience.

In pursuit of these experiences we have found applied research grants to be excellent opportunities to bring indu

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199. Understanding the Organizational Structure of STEM:

Intervention Programs Impact on Service Delivery

by Williams, Montrischa M.

This paper is authored by Montrischa M. Williams, a doctoral student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

This study examines the extent to which the organizational structure of STEM intervention programs impact the way services are delivered to underrepresented students in STEM fields. This study utilizes data gathered in 2009 and 2010 through semi-constructed interviews with 55 program administrators at ten universities. Participants were asked questions regarding the history, goals, services, and outcomes of the program, as well as how the program is structured and funded.

Findings reveal that two types of structures, specifically physical/visible and organizational play a critical role in how services are delivered to students. The physicality and visibility of where the program is located on campus serves as a strategic tool to ensure students have easy access to program services or c

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200. Creating a Pipeline:

An Analysis of Pre-College Factors of Students in STEM

by Harwell, Erica; Houston, Derek A.

This paper is co-authored by Erica Harwell and Derek A. Houston, graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Educational Policy. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference.

This study seeks to understand the pre-college factors of undergraduate students who select a STEM major by specifically focusing on parental occupations, the level of parental influence on choice of major, and the characteristics of the high schools attended by STEM majors. This study draws upon survey data collected from a total of 4,567 college students in 2010 (n=1,881) and 2011 (n=2,686) from a variety of majors at ten large research universities. Results regarding parental occupation and choice of major influence suggest that students with at least one parent in a STEM field choose to major in STEM at a higher rate than those whose parents are in STEM. However, the results also suggest that students’ choice of co

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201. Preparing Students for STEM Research at the Lyman Briggs College

by Sweeder, Ryan D., Strong, Philip E.

This paper is co-authored by Ryan D. Sweeder, PhD and Philip E. Strong, PhD of Lyman Briggs College, a residential college at Michigan State University. This paper is included in the conference proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at UW-Stout July 16-17, 2012.

Fifteen students were participants in a scholarship program which actively engaged them in the exploration of a range of science careers (from their 2nd through 4th year). Through interviews and reflective essays, we found that they did not initially understand 1) the expectations of a research based science career, 2) how to advance on a path necessary to reach a career, and 3) the breadth of potential science careers. These deficiencies suggest steps for overcoming these common problems and in the process increasing the retention of students in science fields.

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202. Organizational Learning in STEM Education Contexts:

Analyzing the “Stickiness” of High Impact Practices

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

The paper is authored by Jo Ann Oravec, Andrew Ciganek, John Smith and Roger Yin of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at UW-Stout, July 16-17.

This research initiative addresses problems involving how higher educational institutions acquire and disseminate knowledge, with emphases on knowledge about the effectiveness of high impact practices (HIPs) and the concept of “stickiness” (Szulanski, 2003). HIPs, which include such activities as capstone experiences and internships, have been shown to have considerable impact on the overall quality of the academic experiences of undergraduates although their importance is often overlooked and systematic accounts rarely retained and shared. This initiative outlines and expands the notion of stickiness, a construct that incorporates insights from knowledge transfer milestones and communication theory, and applies it to the context of STE

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203. The Effects of Technology-Based Activities on STEM Major Choices

by Ahlam Lee

This paper is authored by Ahlam Lee, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at U. of Pennsylvania.

This study examined the extent to which technology-based activities, inside and outside of the classroom, affect students’ STEM major choices in two and four-year colleges based on the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, considering the well-known learning predictors for STEM major choices (i.e., math achievement scores, math self-efficacy, and taking advanced math courses) and students social economic status and gender. The major findings were as follows: using logistic regression analysis, (a) students who have a high tendency of using computer and video game activities for their leisure activities are more likely to choose STEM majors in four-year colleges; (b) female students who frequently play video games and computers for leisure activities are more likely to enroll STEM majors in 4-year colleges; and (c) chi-square analysis showed that female s

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204. Industrial and STEM Partnership Creates Engineering Student Leaders

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

Bruce DeRuntz, PhD, Rhonda Kowalchuk, PhD and John Nicklow, PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale describe an innovatie program for transitions community college graduate to bachelor degree graduates in engineering and engineering technology in 2 1/2 years. This paper is included in the Conference Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at UW-Stout July 16-17, 2012.

Abstract provided by the authors: Students, universities and industry are all struggling during these economically challenging times. Students face rising tuition costs, universities face a reduction of state funding, and industry has a looming shortage of future technical leaders. Developing industrial and government partnerships to support the development of America’s future technical leaders has become imperative. The Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s (SIUC) Leadership Development Program (LDP) meets many of these pressing problems.

The LDP has received o

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205. Dual Enrollment: A STEM/Engineering Initiative

by Larrick, Tecca;

This paper is authored by Tecca Larrick at Kent State University-Tuscarawas. This paper is included in the Proceedings for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference, UW-Stout July 16-17.

Dual Enrollment partnerships between high schools and universities are not unusual. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) dual enrollment initiative between Kent State University-Tuscarawas and eleven high schools is not only unique in its objectives but also in its delivery method. In conjunction with the Dual Enrollment initiative, we have also implemented a Cyber Club which includes the same eleven high schools and the Women in Engineering seminar. The Cyber Club reaches students on a daily basis in their high schools and the Women in Engineering seminar focuses on bringing more young women into a STEM related field. The result has been an outstanding response and success rate that can be emulated in educational institutions across the country.

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