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Understanding Weather Extremes with Big Data: Inspiring Rural Youth in Data Science

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Over two hundred grade 8 rural youth in New Hampshire and Maine schools will analyze and model extreme weather events on Mount Washington and in their local communities with big weather data, online data tools, and support from weather scientists.
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Personalizing Mathematics to Maximize Relevance and Skill for Tomorrow's STEM Workforce

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Community college students in Texas and high school students from North Carolina, from rural, urban, and suburban areas, are being engaged in a series of activities where the pose, solve, and share algebra problems related to their STEM career interests
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Influence of Industry-Informed STEM Pathways on Student Experiences and Outcomes in Non-Selective Urban School

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In a low-income, non-selective public school in Boston, 300 high school students (largely African American and English learners) participate in STEM career pathways that include aligned sequences of coursework, work-based learning, and career training.
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Beyond Rubrics: Moving Towards Embedded Assessment in Maker Education

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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.
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Role Models in Elementary Engineering Education

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Developing rural girls' STEM competency and motivation through communicating scientific topics with advanced technology (Girl ARTs)

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Project BUILD (Building Using an Interactive Learning Design)

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350 youth (grades 2-5), 100 caregivers, 16+ librarians, and 16+ engineers participate in a library education program centered on engaging youth with age-appropriate, technology-rich STEM learning experiences fundamental to the engineering process.
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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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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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