In rural Alaska, 160 secondary students, mostly Native Alaskans, and 16 teachers are gaining hands-on experience with spatial technology (GPS, GIS, and remote sensing imagery) in a culturally responsive geoscience education program.
In California and Arizona, 60 middle and high school teachers and 1,000 of their students created IT-based learning experiences for their students using GIS (geographic information systems) and image processing and analysis for marine research.
One hundred and eighty first-generation college-bound middle and high school Native American students in Oregon, Washington, and California perform archaeological surveys and utilize computer modeling to map the hunting paths of their ancestors.
Students, teachers, and parents from minority and underserved schools will examine how knowledge of remote sensing, ocean, and climate science influence students interest in and preparation for careers in STEM.
Forty Native American and Hispanic 3rd - 8th students are engaged in a hands-on STEM/ICT mentoring program that includes flash STEM activities facilitated during lunch time combined with out-of-school field trip experiences.
Through residential research experiences for high school students, and comprehensive workshops for science teachers, approximately 2000 students will generate and submit genetic data to the International Barcode of Life Initiative.
In Conducting Authentic Molecular Biology and Genomics Research in High Schools (MBGR), 100 science teachers and their students contribute to authentic research in biotechnology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.
Fifty K-12 math, science, and technology teachers from tribal and frontier communities in eastern Montana, and over 80 area middle school students have gained hands-on experience using geospatial technologies while discovering dinosaur and other fossils