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Activating Student Potential through Innovation and Real-World Experience

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One thousand rural, suburban and urban students, grades 4-5 in MD, VA and DC, will participate in STEM simulation adventures, engineering challenges and writing exercises that include 21st century skill and delivered into classrooms via the cloud.
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The Bessie Coleman Project - Using Computer Modeling and Flight Simulation to Create STEM Pathways

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

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

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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.
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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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Preparing High Achieving Urban Students for STEM Careers: Engineers of the Future Program

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Over 700 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Baltimore City Schools will participate in a 6-week summer learning program that informs students about STEM careers while preparing them to take a virtual Algebra I course during the school year.
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Expanding Geospatial Technology Career Development for High School Students Through Teacher Professional Development

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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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E-Communities: Investigating How a Collaboration Between STEM Educators and Engineers Impact Underserved Youth's Participation in Engineering Design

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Soft Robotics to Broaden the STEM Pipeline

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Eleven Maryland teachers in rural, urban and suburban high schools will engage approximately 660 freshman students in soft robotics education to study changes in student self-efficacy, motivation and career interest.
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