Computer Science - general

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Computer Science

National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: 

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CSL Call for Contributions: Volume 3, Issue 3: Science Communication

CSL, the joint journal of NSTA and ASTC, is now seeking submissions for furture issues.

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CSL Call for Contributions: Volume 3, Issue 2: Coding, Computer Science, and Computational Thinking

CSL, the joint journal of NSTA and ASTC, is now seeking submissions for furture issues.

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NSF Computer Science for All: Call for Proposals

STELAR Webinar: NSF DCL Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future

On Monday, July 13, STELAR held a webinar on behalf of the National Science Foundation sharing details of the recently-released Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future (NSF 20-101). 

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NSF DCL: Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future

The National Science Foundation (NSF) would like to encourage proposals to NSF Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) programs that specifically investigate promising educational approaches to motivate and prepare preK-12 learners for computationally-intensive industries of the future.

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Shifting Expectations: Understanding Youth Employees’ Handoffs in a 3D Print Shop

As digital fabrication technology has become mainstream, the increased demand for 3D printed objects has created a new market for professional outsourcing. Given that most of this work does not require advanced training, and is an appropriate entry-level manufacturing job, there is an exciting opportunity to employ youth already skilled in "making" and interested in technology to do this work as an after-school job. The combination of this new technology and workforce calls for new workflows that streamline client-driven digital manufacturing.

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Measuring Electrodermal Activity to Capture Engagement in an Afterschool Maker Program

In this paper, we describe a new approach for exploring individual participants’ engagement in youth maker activities. Participants were outfitted with wearable first person point-of-view still-image cameras and wrist-based electrodermal sensors. The researchers analyzed the recorded electrodermal data stream for surges in skin conductivity and compared them with the corresponding photographs based on their time-stamp. In following with prior work, these surges were interpreted as moments of engagement.

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COMPUGIRLS Stepping Stone to Future Computer-Based Technology Pathways

The COMPUGIRLS: Culturally relevant technology program for adolescent girls was developed to promote underrepresented girls' future possible selves and career pathways in computer-related technology fields. We hypothesized that the COMPUGIRLS would promote academic possible selves and self-regulation to achieve these possible selves. We compared the growth trajectories of academic possible selves and self-regulation between the program participants and a comparison group using latent growth modeling for two semesters.

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Influence of Industry-Informed STEM Pathways on Student Experiences and Outcomes in Non-Selective Urban School

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In a low-income, non-selective public school in Boston, 300 high school students (largely African American and English learners) participate in STEM career pathways that include aligned sequences of coursework, work-based learning, and career training.
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