Formal Education

Game Design with Mentoring for Computer Science and Math Achievement for Educationally Disadvantaged Students

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Expired
Two successive MESA cohorts totaling 80 local underrepresented high school students take a one-year introductory computer game programming course at the university and at their high school, along with mentoring and other activities.
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Medibotics: The Merging of Medicine, Robotics and IT

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Expired
Sixty teachers from high-minority urban schools in New Jersey integrate robotics programming, engineering design and information technology into existing curricula for grades 7-12; students engage in ten robotics activities involving computer
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Paleo Exploration Project: Spatial Analysis of Fossil Finds in the Northern Plains

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Expired
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
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Probes and Models Across the Curriculum: Information Technology in Science Instruction (IT-SI)

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Expired
Ninety middle and high school teachers from Boston, MA; Olathe, KS; and Desert Sands, CA provide a diverse group of students with enhanced science, including electronics and computer programming; students use, create, and modify computational models.
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ITEST Convening: Advancing Research on Youth Motivation in STEM

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Expired
The ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC hosted a convening designed to develop a theoretical framework to guide future research on youth motivation in STEM with a particular emphasis on populations most underrepresented in STEM.
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Using Underwater Robotic Vehicles to Build IT and Pre-Engineering Skills (BUILD IT)

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Expired
Seventy teachers, 35 guidance counselors and 140 students in an area around Hoboken NJ are collaborating with women and minority faculty to address a design challenge to program an underwater vehicle to perform tasks.
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Inquiring with GIS (I-GIS) Project: A Partnership Between Scientists and Educators

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Expired
Sixty middle and high school teachers and 120 students from western Maryland and northern West Virginia use GIS to map watersheds and analyze impacts of human activities on stream ecosystems.
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The Pulsar Search Collaboratory

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Expired
The Pulsar Search Collaboratory project (PSC) engages 60 West Virginia teachers and 600 students in world class research in radio astronomy through the analysis of data collected using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT).
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Robotics: Fundamentals of Information Technology and Engineering

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Expired
Ninety 7th and 8th grade STEM teachers and 1,800 students in Boston and other Massachusetts communities - with an emphasis on girls and minorities - are building assistive technology devices and learning, hands-on, the engineering design process.
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M2T2 - Maximizing Motivation, Targeting Technology

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Expired
Eighteen teachers from rural northeast Texas learn to program gaming components that model abstract mathematics and science activities to engage roughly 108 students in STEM learning.
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