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Zipping Towards STEM: Integrating Engineering Design into the Middle School Physical Science Curriculum

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Active
Approximately 1800 eighth-grade students in the Akron Public Schools system will participate in a unit on Force and Motion using engineering design/re-design principles associated with the testing, evaluation and manufacture of Soap Box Derby Mini-Cars.
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Design-Based Information Technologies Learning Experiences (DITLE)

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Expired
More than 180 rural and suburban youth, grades 9-12, and 25 pre-service and in-service teachers are engaged in hands-on Information Technology education activities.
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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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Advancing Geospatial Thinking and Technologies in Grades 9-12: Citizen Mapping, Community Engagement, and Career Preparation in STEM

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Expired
Forty urban students in grades 9-12 engage in citizen mapping of community challenges with geospatial technology to enhance their skills and awareness of STEM-related careers, resulting in curriculum piloted at urban, suburban, and rural schools.
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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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Tri-C Youth Technology Academy: STEM Academy for Youth featuring Youth Essential Skills - SAY - YES!

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Expired
More than 170 underserved, underrepresented youth from the City of Cleveland, in grades 9-12 will participate in this experience, which will involve project-based learning, college courses, mentoring, class and job shadowing, and robotics competitions.
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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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Active
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It's About Discovery

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Expired
The project implements the new Ford Partnerships for Advanced Studies curriculum module called Working Toward Sustainability with a primary focus of engaging over 400 ninth grade students and 20 teachers from underserved schools in OH and NC.
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