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Who Likes Computer Science? How Gender Stereotypes about Interest Shape Children's Motivation

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More than 300 8-12-year-old children in Seattle will participate in lab studies that a) measure how stereotypes that "boys like this more than girls" affect girls' interest in STEM activities, and b) intervene to counter these real-world stereotypes.
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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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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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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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Collaborative Research: Creating a STEM Pipeline for Low Income and Immigrant Youth (STUDIO: Build Our World)

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Expired
124 low income immigrant middle and high school students living in Seattle Public Housing participate in a year long program focused on mentoring, tinkering, and understanding the role that woman and people of color play in STEM fields.
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The CryptoClub: Extending Learning with Student-Generated Tutorials

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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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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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