Formal Education

Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NEST)

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Active
This project introduces high school teachers and students to the field of nanotechnology through a two-week summer program coupled with academic year mentoring support and research opportunities.
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An Integrated Approach to Creating STEM Career Pathways

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Expired
This project will develop and test a six-year sequence of courses and summer events designed to prepare low-income youth for STEM-related fields by instructing them in hydroponic systems and robotics.
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Curriculum and Community Enterprise for New York Harbor Restoration in New York City Public Schools

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Expired
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Engaging Secondary Students in Regionally Relevant Science Topics Through Videography

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Expired
The Lens on Climate Change project engages about 500 Colorado middle and high school students in film production documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives and in their communities and provides them with mentorship.
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Expanding Geospatial Technology Career Development for High School Students Through Teacher Professional Development

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Expired
30 educators learn to facilitate teacher workshops which enable 900 teachers nationwide to implement geospatial technology-integrated lessons with 27,000 6-12 grade students to increase 21st century skills, GST career awareness and engagement
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Building Enhanced Scientific Thinking through Modeling Ecosystems

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Expired
48 teachers and more than 1,400 students in grades 4 and 5 will link computer modeling experiences with local investigations of St. Louis-area ecosystems. Students will use, modify, and then create original models related to their field studies.
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An Impact Study to Examine the Efficacy of a Mathematics Professional Development Program for Elementary Teachers

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Expired
One hundred twenty first and second teachers in a mid-sized district engage in a technology-enabled professional development program to promote discourse-rich mathematics instruction with their students using strategies adapted from literacy instruction.
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The Youth Digital Storytelling STEM Academy

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Expired
Over 200 middle school students from the San Francisco Bay area will participate in a scientific storytelling intervention that is supported by a teacher and student mentors and produces student created films about climate solutions.
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Creating a Virtual Infrastructure for Engaging Rural Youth in STEM Disciplines through Computer Science

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Expired
72 STEM educators are trained to engage 1000 grade 5-8 students in structured computer science + mathematics education activites in 24 primarily rural Maine schools & community afterschool centers.
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Zipping Towards STEM: Integrating Engineering Design into the Middle School Physical Science Curriculum

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Expired
Approximately 1800 eighth-grade students in the Akron Public Schools system will participate in a unit on Force and Motion using engineering design/re-design principles associated with the testing, evaluation and manufacture of Soap Box Derby Mini-Cars.
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