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.
This is a scale-up project aimed at developing Computational Thinking with 200 teachers and 15,000 middle school students while studying how face-to-face, online, and blended PD models support teachers implementing computer programming curricula.
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.
I-C STEM In My FUTURE is a year-round, informal learning program for 80 students focusing on mathematics, the use of hand-held technology, computer literacy skills, technical training and career paths.
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.
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.
Over 100 urban youth aged 13-18 are trained as coding literacy workers, who then facilitate workshops for younger students in informal educational settings, teaching them the basics of object orientated programming through a variety of toolsets.