Formal Education

Students Build Augmented and Virtual Reality Plant Models to Understand the Role of Design in STEM

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Our project will examine if the inclusion of art and design in STEAM projects does in fact improve under-served urban and rural Missouri students’ attitudes towards STEAM subjects and interests in STEM careers.
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Understanding Weather Extremes with Big Data: Inspiring Rural Youth in Data Science

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WeatherX is developing middle-school curriculum units that investigate extreme weather events to promote skills in analyzing large-scale scientific data and interest in data science careers among students in rural areas.
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Watershed Awareness using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS)

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Virtual Access to STEM Careers (VASC)

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Engineering Academy: Educating Engineers of the Future

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This project will advance efforts to understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in STEM by preparing students in high need middle schools for science and math courses, and engineering careers.
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Developing K-12 Education Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

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Expired
A working group of K-12 teachers and AI experts from academia and industry are developing national guidelines for teaching artificial intelligence in K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands, and creating an online AI resource directory.
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Case Study of Experiential, Capstones in Industry: Understanding High School Students Interest and Preparation for STEM Careers

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More than 300 students high school students participating in STEM, industry-based, out of school, elective, project-based learning, are supported by industry-partners, teachers, and program leaders along with teachers and leaders from their home-school.
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Digital technology integration and engineering contexts to support elementary students' systems thinking

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90 elementary teachers in rural, undeserved areas of Virginia are engaged in a 2-year cycle of professional development and classroom instruction to support engineering, digital technology, and systems thinking among their students.
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Personalizing Mathematics to Maximize Relevance and Skill for Tomorrow's STEM Workforce

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Community college students in Texas and high school students from North Carolina, from rural, urban, and suburban areas, are being engaged in a series of activities where the pose, solve, and share algebra problems related to their STEM career interests
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Activating Student Potential through Innovation and Real-World Experience

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Expired
One thousand rural, suburban and urban students, grades 4-5 in MD, VA and DC, will participate in STEM simulation adventures, engineering challenges and writing exercises that include 21st century skill and delivered into classrooms via the cloud.
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