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Virtual Access to STEM Careers (VASC)

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Who Likes Computer Science? How Gender Stereotypes about Interest Shape Children's Motivation

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More than 300 8-12-year-old children in Seattle will participate in lab studies that a) measure how stereotypes that "boys like this more than girls" affect girls' interest in STEM activities, and b) intervene to counter these real-world stereotypes.
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Culturally Relevant Computing Activities and Career Readiness for At-Risk Youth

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Esports as a vehicle for STEM career readiness for 48 at-risk youth through culturally relevant computing techniques within a living-learning community camp setting.
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Early College Career Exploration Through STEM Courses and Apprenticeships in Advanced Manufacturing

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Advancing STEM Education through Manufacturing Apprenticeships for High School Students
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Promoting Commenting and Debugging in Early Years Programming

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One hundred twelve first and third graders in an urban area of Indiana are engaged in commenting on and debugging programming code using a tangible programming system that works with an Ipad.
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Exploring STEM Impact and Engagement in Student-Led and Purpose-Driven Projects

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Leveraging the constructionist design paradigm and project-based service learning, the project will investigate how framing STEM practices to contribute to and improve one's community might increase student interest in STEM fields
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Beyond Rubrics: Moving Towards Embedded Assessment in Maker Education

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MIT will partner with Maker Ed, a national nonprofit, to develop and evaluate practices of embedded assessment in maker-centered learning. The 2-year project will support design-based research in middle school science and engineering classrooms.
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