Blogs

Connecting Underrepresented Youth to STEM through Culturally Relevant Game Design

This is a reposting of a blog originally published on Education Development Center, Inc.'s Learning and Teaching website.

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Project Spotlight: Bridging the Gap

STELAR had the opportunity to speak with Courtney Raquel Wiggins, M.A. (Wildlife Conservation Society) about the Bridging the Gap project, which is a school-to-career model program that consists of afterschool and weekend programming for high school students at four New York City area zoos and an aquarium, followed by mentoring.

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Project Spotlight: Build IT Underwater Robotics Scale Up

STELAR had the opportunity to catch up with Mercedes McKay from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology) and Karen Peterson about the Build IT Underwater Robotics Scale Up project (BISU).

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Project Spotlight: Predicting STEM Career Choice from Computational Indicators of Student Engagement within Middle School Mathematics Classes

STELAR recently had the opportunity to interview Ryan Baker about his ITEST Project,

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Project Spotlight: GUTS: Growing Up Thinking Scientifically

STELAR recently caught up with Irene Lee about her work on Project GUTS: Growing Up Thinking Scientifically. Code.org has entered into a partnership with Irene Lee to roll out Project GUTS across the nation as part of their middle school computer science training.

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Project Spotlight: Bits-2-Bites

STELAR recently had the opportunity to interview Anika Ward and Joseph Adamji (in photo) along with their team members Oanh Vu and Roi Ward from the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota. This team

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Fostering youth motivation and persistence: A presentation from the 2014 Masschusetts STEM Summit

The STELAR center organized a panel at the Summit to highlight findings from the ITEST program related to motivating students to pursue and persist in STEM education and career pathways.

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Project Spotlight: Innovative Flight Simulation Experiences for Students and Teachers

STELAR recently had the opportunity to interview Chadia Affane Aji and Mohammad Javed Khan at Tuskegee University from the ITEST Project Innovative Flight Simulation Experiences for Students and Teachers to learn more about the program.

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NetSci High: Network Science for the Next Generation

This summer, twenty four students had an opportunity to meet Dr. Alex “Sandy” Pentland from MIT’s Media Lab, Dr. Gene Stanley from Boston University’s Center for Polymer Studies, and other researchers to learn about current applications in network science.

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Project Spotlight: Fueling the Ocean STEM Workforce Pipeline

STELAR recently had the opportunity to interview Jill Zande from the MATE ROV Competitions: Providing Pathways to the Ocean STEM Workforce project to learn more about the project’s current work. The MATE ROV project just held its annual international competition at the end of June.

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