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Digital East St. Louis: An Urban Place-Based Learning Model to Promote Information Technology and Computer Science Career Interests of Minority Youth

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Active
A longitudinal study of a cohort of 50 middle school students is examining the potential for digital humanities to increase interest in computing and IT careers among urban, minority students.
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Innovative Technology-Enabled Astronomy for Middle Schools II (ITEAMS II)

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Active
ITEAMS II is an online learning community using the Harvard Observatory's research-grade robotic telescope to increase the interest of middle-school youth, especially girls and underserved students, in information and communication technology careers.
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GIS/T Resources and Applications for Career Education (GRACE)

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Expired
Five thousand explorers, 2,500 investigators, 300 interns and 120 teachers will receive GIS/T training, integrate GIS/T in teaching and learning in STEM and social studies, and apply GIS/T to solve real-world problems.
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The CryptoClub: Extending Learning with Student-Generated Tutorials

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Active
Approximately 150 middle-grade students in 15 afterschool cryptography clubs, mostly in Illinois, are developing online video tutorials that explain their solutions to mathematics and cryptography problems.
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Scaling Up Success: Using MATE's ROV Competitions to Build a Collaborative Learning Community that Fuels the Ocean STEM Workforce Pipeline

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Active
Uses MATE's underwater robotics competition to engage and support the participation of middle and high school students in STEM. Provides professional development, curriculum, and other resources to teachers. Involves industry professionals and parents.
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STEM Learning and Research (STELAR) Center: A Resource Center to Support Research and Development on STEM Careers

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Maximizing Mentor Effectiveness in Increasing Student Interest and Success in STEM: An Empirical Approach Employing Robotics Education - Collaborative Research

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Expired
Forty-five teacher-mentors and 435 African-American, Latino/Latina, and Caucasion students in grade 7 - 8 were engaged in the Botball Educational Robotics Program in order to study the effect of mentorship on student STEM self-efficacy.
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National Robotics in 4-H: Workforce Skills for the 21st Century

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Expired
Overall the project served more than 9,000 youth and 300 eductions in 23 states.
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Science, Engineering, and Technology for Students, Educators, and Parents

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Expired
The Science, Engineering, and Technology for Students, Educators, and Parents (SETSEP) program will provide K-3 students and their parents with hands-on, activity based instruction in science, engineering, and digital technology.
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