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Community-Engaged Engineering Interventions with Appalachian Youth

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In three rural Virginia counties, cohorts of 300 students per year, grades 6-8, are engaged with local engineers to do regular hands-on engineering activities integrated into the regular science curriculum to address teacher-identified state standards.
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Developing a Model for Expanding Informal Tech Education for Underrepresented Communities through Makerspaces

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Active
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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Nebraska Innovative Maker Co-laboratory

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Active
More than 75 rural youth in grades 6-12 in rural Western Nebraska are engaged in Makerspace activities using two / main strategies; a) virtual collaborative spaces and b) robotic telepresence, to provide rural youth access to mentors.
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Improving the Pipeline for Rural and American Indian Students Entering Computer Science Via Storytelling

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Active
We will lead middle school students through the process of learning to use Alice to tell their story, through a guided program, and then to let them learn and explore how to create their own story using Alice in primarily Native American communities.
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Project BUILD (Building Using an Interactive Learning Design)

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Active
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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Project-Based Learning Opportunities and Exploration of Mentorship for Students with Visual Impairments in STEM

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Science Technology Engineering and Math: Developing Education and Career Opportunity Systems

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Active
120 students with disabilities grades 9 - 12 in rural and suburban communities engage in hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for STEM career exploration using on line tools, school sponsored activities and community based learning experiences
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Rural Girls Engaged in Math and Science Plus Technology

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Active
One hundred twenty junior and senior high school girls from three Mississippi rural counties will participate in a summer apprenticeship program and other activities to increase their awareness about STEM and computer science educational/career pathways.
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Broadening Participation of Latina/o Students in Engineering Using an Integrated Mathematics, Engineering and Computing Curriculum in Authentic, Out-of-School Environments

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Active
An integrated curriculum combines middle school mathematics and computer programming to engage 120 Latina/o middle school students, 4 teachers from urban and rural schools in New Mexico, and 10 undergraduate students to learn authentic STEM practices.
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Conference on Literacies in Engineering for Access and Participation

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Active
50 scholars and practitioners in engineering and literacy will meet for a two day conference to explore intersections between equity, engineering, and literacy and suggest a related research and practice agenda for the country.
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