Formal Education

SportsLab - Bringing Sport Research and Design Challenges into the 21st Century

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Expired
Over 200 students (grades 6-9), drawn from diverse formal and informal educational settings will take part in an online collaborative game-based interactive environment to create a concept model and pitch for a sport product design.
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Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS)

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Expired
Over 70 teachers, 1800 high school students and 900 middle school students in urban and suburban RI and CT districts during the course of the program will interact with cutting edge research technologies related to exploring the global ocean.
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Memphis Virtual STEM Academy at East High School

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Expired
More than 140 urban students in the Memphis/Shelby County Area, grades 9-12, are engaged in a virtual, pre-engineering curriculum program that also provides hands-on, project-based learning opportunities in a centralized laboratory setting.
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Promoting 21st Century Science Technology-Enhanced Learning Across Formal and Informal Environments

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Expired
Ninety 8th grade students will learn ocean science concepts through mobile device enabled real-time data collection activities during field trips and technology mediated science inquiry activities in classrooms.
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Preparing Responsive Educators using Place-Based Authentic Research in Earth Systems (PREPARES)

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Expired
More than 750 indigenous middle school students from Alaska and Hawaii are engaged in learning about place-based, culturally responsive climate changes of critical interest to their Elders, and about the STEM careers that give back to their communities.
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Bioinformatics: The Rutgers Initiative in Teacher Enhancement (BRITE)

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Expired
One hundred and fifty five high school teachers and 5,500 students in New Jersey learn how to extract DNA from worm specimens and access bioinformatics resources online to analyze the DNA sequences and submit their results to an international database.
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HiGene: A Genome Sequencing Project for High Schools

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Expired
One hundred and fifty five high school teachers learn how to extract DNA from worm specimens and access bioinformatics resources online to analyze the DNA sequences. Students submit their results to an international database of DNA sequences.
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Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry Scale-Up Project (ITSI-SU)

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Expired
More than 235 teachers in 4 research states (AK, IA, KS, & VA), 39 non-research states and 21 international sites have around 7500 students engaged in STEM activities with integrated use of technologies that include modeling and data acquisition/analysis.
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Maximizing Mentor Effectiveness in Increasing Student Interest and Success in STEM: An Empirical Approach Employing Robotics Education - Collaborative Research

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Expired
Forty-five teacher-mentors and 435 African-American, Latino/Latina, and Caucasion students in grade 7 - 8 were engaged in the Botball Educational Robotics Program in order to study the effect of mentorship on student STEM self-efficacy.
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Predicting STEM Career Choice from Computational Indicators of Student Engagement within Middle School Mathematics Classes

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Expired
Approximately 1,000 students who previously used ASSISTments software for middle school mathematics in urban and suburban schools are tracked post high-school, to study how disengagement in middle school influences eventual choice of STEM careers.
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