Formal Education

Community-Engaged Engineering Interventions with Appalachian Youth

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Active
In three rural Virginia counties, cohorts of 300 students per year, grades 6-8, are engaged with local engineers to do regular hands-on engineering activities integrated into the regular science curriculum to address teacher-identified state standards.
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Connecting STEM to Music and the Physics of Sound Waves

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Active
Two thousands youth grades 7-10 learn science through making electronic music and musical instruments. Programs developed in-school and in after school settings. Professional development and online resources for teachers.
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Improving the Pipeline for Rural and American Indian Students Entering Computer Science Via Storytelling

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Active
We will lead middle school students through the process of learning to use Alice to tell their story, through a guided program, and then to let them learn and explore how to create their own story using Alice in primarily Native American communities.
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Science Technology Engineering and Math: Developing Education and Career Opportunity Systems

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Active
120 students with disabilities grades 9 - 12 in rural and suburban communities engage in hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for STEM career exploration using on line tools, school sponsored activities and community based learning experiences
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Connections in the Making: Elementary Students, Teachers, and STEM Professionals Integrating Science and Engineering to Design Community Solutions

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Active
Eighteen teachers engage more than 400 grades 3-5 students in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts in community-connected, integrated science and engineering curriculum units.
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Fostering Equitable Science through Parental Involvement and Technology

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Active
Fourteen teachers and 1400 immigrant and minority middle school students and parents from urban schools in Minnesota will participate social learning environment activities to increase parental and/or familial involvement in science education.
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Preparing High Achieving Urban Students for STEM Careers: Engineers of the Future Program

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Expired
Over 700 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Baltimore City Schools will participate in a 6-week summer learning program that informs students about STEM careers while preparing them to take a virtual Algebra I course during the school year.
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Rural Girls Engaged in Math and Science Plus Technology

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Active
One hundred twenty junior and senior high school girls from three Mississippi rural counties will participate in a summer apprenticeship program and other activities to increase their awareness about STEM and computer science educational/career pathways.
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Broadening Participation of Latina/o Students in Engineering Using an Integrated Mathematics, Engineering and Computing Curriculum in Authentic, Out-of-School Environments

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Expired
An integrated curriculum combines middle school mathematics and computer programming to engage 120 Latina/o middle school students, 4 teachers from urban and rural schools in New Mexico, and 10 undergraduate students to learn authentic STEM practices.
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Conference on Literacies in Engineering for Access and Participation

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Expired
50 scholars and practitioners in engineering and literacy will meet for a two day conference to explore intersections between equity, engineering, and literacy and suggest a related research and practice agenda for the country.
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