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Creating a Virtual Infrastructure for Engaging Rural Youth in STEM Disciplines through Computer Science

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72 STEM educators are trained to engage 1000 grade 5-8 students in structured computer science + mathematics education activites in 24 primarily rural Maine schools & community afterschool centers.
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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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Next Step Learning: Bridging Science Education and Cleantech Careers with Innovative Technologies

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More than two thousand students in Massachusetts use innovative technologies such as infrared camera and engineering software to learn and practice science and engineering through improving energy efficiency and design solar solutions of their homes.
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LinCT: Linking Educators, Youth, and Learners in Computational Thinking

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3,000 suburban learners ages 6-13 will engage in technology-based learning experiences across both informal & formal educational settings. Programs will be led by female pre/in-service teachers & youth from demographics that are underrepresented in STEM.
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Innovative Collaborative Research Experience and Technical Education (iCREATE)

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Active
Approximately 150 rural high school students from Flagstaff, AZ and surrounding reservations are engaged in a problem-based learning experience in a CTE bioscience course designed to increase the local bioscience workforce through community involvement.
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Collaborative Research: American Innovations in an Age of Discovery: Teaching Science and Engineering through 3D-printed Historical Reconstructions

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Active
The American Innovations in an Age of Discovery initiative tells the story of the nation through the lens of invention by allowing students to reconstruct key inventions in American history using advanced manufacturing technologies.
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App Maker Pro (AMP): Motivating STEM Study through App Development

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Active
In AMP Design Villages, 90 Phoenix-area 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, and 60 high school teachers, led by STEM scientists, engage in the multi-step process of app development, and develop and conduct AMP Design Villages in their school districts.
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SciGirls Strategies: Gender Equitable Teaching Practices in Career and Technical Education Pathways for High School Girls

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Active
48 Twin Cities' Career and Technical Education high school educators from diverse schools trained in gender equitable teaching strategies; 400 girls in non-traditionally females STEM career paths participate in an aligned identity-based research study.
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Water SCIENCE: Supporting Collaborative Inquiry, Engineering, and Career Exploration with Water

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Expired
AZ, MA, and PA Water SCIENCE middle school students will complete hands-on science and engineering activities, receive guidance from mentors and STEM professionals, and learn about careers in environmental conservation of their local water resources.
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Science, Technology and Engineering Mini-business Incubator (STEM-Inc)

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Expired
About 160 seventh- and eighth- graders, and 8 teachers each year participate in this afterschool program that integrates structured, hands-on, Engineering/Computer Science project design and entrepreneurship training at the Anaheim Union High School Dist.
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