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Changes in Teacher Dispositions Among Participants in Hands-on Teaching of a STEM Curriculum

Contrasts in Climate Change Attitudes and STEM Dispositions Among Children Versus Adults Attending a Science and Technology Exposition

Children and adults attending a three-day Science and Technology Exposition in Washington D.C., during April 2016 completed Climate Change Attitude Surveys and  STEM Semantic Differential Surveys while visiting a booth featuring hands on demonstrations of testing various  houshold appliances for consumption of standby power. Demos were conducted by middle school teachers from three states in the USA as part of a four-year Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project, funded by NSF.

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Festival was just the start

Debuted in 2012, the Arizona SciTech Festival celebrated its sixth season with more than 800 organizations planning to stage nearly 1,500 events for an audience total exceeding 400,000.

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Honeywell hosts 175 students to advance STEM in Arizona

Honeywell hosted the second-annual Arizona Science Officer technology day and statewide cabinet meeting. The event is designed to inspire interest in technology careers and allow students to work on collective action projects that impact their respective schools and communities. The students were all elected by their peers to serve as chief science officers.

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Peanut butter and jelly: The edible algorithm

The Arizona Chief Science Officer (CSO) program, supported by State Farm, gets students involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities, while teaching them about careers in these fields. During a CSO institute, State Farm volunteers used a childhood favorite – the PB&J, to demonstrate the importance of algorithms. Students plotted the steps needed to build the perfect PB&J, then shared their algorithms with volunteers – who played the role of a computer.

 

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Conversations: Startups need our students to buck up

In December, software companies WebPT and Galvanize are set to bring more than 800 new employees to the area as they renovate a 120,000 square foot building on Grant Street. How can the Arizona Commerce Authority continue to attract even more companies and convince them that the Phoenix region is the center of STEM and innovation? How will they convince startups that we’ve got the talent to build their workforce? Arizona SciTech is collaborating with ACA to help.

 

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SIUE’s “Digital East St. Louis” inspires local students to explore city’s history and culture

Students from East St. Louis are documenting the culture and history of their hometown, while gaining valuable knowledge and computer skills, by participating in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Digital East St. Louis program. Now in its third year, the program continues to incorporate new interactive projects for the students, with the underlying goal of inspiring a love for STEM through creative digital humanities content.

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Pursuing Science: Pathways from Middle School to Careers

This video presentation uses Conceptual Metaphor theory with the aim to increase the flow within the STEM pipeline

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SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM

These women are the innovators, problem-solvers and dreamers who live right next door. They’re passionate about their work, hobbies, families and helping to make the world a better place.

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You Can Take it With You: Empowering Learners Across Contexts

A central way in which FUSE provides powerful learning affordances is by breaking down the silos of A key way in which FUSE provides powerful learning affordances is by breaking down the silos of traditional STEM disciplines, and engaging learners in more authentic, interdisciplinary, and personally meaningful experimentation ICLS 2016 Proceedings 1029 © ISLS and making (e.g., Dewey, 1897; Resnick et al., 2009).

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