Approximately 1,000 students who previously used ASSISTments software for middle school mathematics in urban and suburban schools are tracked post high-school, to study how disengagement in middle school influences eventual choice of STEM careers.
STEM DIGITAL will enable 90 high school and middle school STEM teachers and their students to conduct environmental research aided by the analysis of images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet.
Middle and high school students and their families in coastal and island communities in Maine are increasing their STEM energy content knowledge and technology proficiencies by analyzing, discussing, and responding to locally-relevant energy issues.
Twenty-five seventh and eighth grade teachers and 150 of their students in Maine engage in computer modeling, simple programming and analysis of GIS data coupled with hands-on field experiences in ecology.
Through residential research experiences for high school students, and comprehensive workshops for science teachers, approximately 2000 students will generate and submit genetic data to the International Barcode of Life Initiative.
Four hundred fifty middle school students from six schools in Louisiana, Maine, Texas, and Vermont will monitor home energy consumption and use data gathered to develop optimal scenarios for conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas production.
Sixty participating teachers at the University of Maine, as well as 180 students integrate computational modeling with existing middle school science curriculum to run computer models and to create high resolution interactive visualization output.