Middle school (6-8)

Voices to Hear (V2H): Native American Youth Learning About Environmental Sciences, Related Careers and Engaging Their Communities through Podcasts

Project Status: 

Active
This project focuses on creating accessibility and providing a sense of belonging for Native American Youth in STEM fields. Students will develop and share podcasts about environmental problems faced by their communities and learn about place and culture.
READ MORE »

The Bessie Coleman Project - Using Computer Modeling and Flight Simulation to Create STEM Pathways

Project Status: 

Active
During the three-year project, approximately 1,000 rural and urban elementary and middle school students will engage in a broad range of project activities - from 3D computer modeling and game design (grades 4-5), to flight simulation using drones.
READ MORE »

Biomechanics to Offer Diverse Young Minds Opportunities to Develop, Explore, and Learn STEM

Project Status: 

Active
More than 60 educators and 120 youth will participate in an intensive curriculum design, implementation, refinement and research project that strives to integrate Biomechanics into elementary science for the learning of interdisciplinary STEM Topics.
READ MORE »

Beyond Rubrics: Moving Towards Embedded Assessment in Maker Education

Project Status: 

Active
MIT will partner with Maker Ed, a national nonprofit, to develop and evaluate practices of embedded assessment in maker-centered learning. The 2-year project will support design-based research in middle school science and engineering classrooms.
READ MORE »

Developing Digital Makers in the Coding Makerspace to Include Boys of Color in Computer Science Learning and Cybersecurity Workforce Development

Project Status: 

Active
Over 80 underrepresented boys of color grades 4-12 in Central Texas are engaged in relevant digital maker projects, earning certification in Python, and gaining real-world experience through mentoring and cyber security workforce development activities.
READ MORE »

Integrating the Computer Science and Computational Thinking in Three Rural Eastern North Carolina School Districts

Project Status: 

Active
Middle school teachers and students in three rural North Carolina school districts are engaged with school leaders and community members to integrate of computational thinking strategies and computer science dispositions into the art and music disciplines
READ MORE »

Broadening identities for diverse youth in STEM through socioenvironmental problem solving

Project Status: 

Active
Three hundred middle school youth youth attending schools highly impacted by poverty, with their teachers (n=7), engage in after-school, Saturday, and summer learning that integrates science, engineering, and computing to address environmental problems.
READ MORE »

Community-Engaged Engineering Interventions with Appalachian Youth

Project Status: 

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.
READ MORE »

Connecting STEM to Music and the Physics of Sound Waves

Project Status: 

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.
READ MORE »

Developing a Model for Expanding Informal Tech Education for Underrepresented Communities through Makerspaces

Project Status: 

Active
Three middle/high after-school programs in Maryland will be trained to bring Makerspace thinking to their informal education programs to introduce a tech component and supported with a discovery-based maker course for their youth.
READ MORE »

Pages