Research Study

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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Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS)

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Active
Over 70 teachers, 1800 high school students and 900 middle school students in urban and suburban RI and CT districts during the course of the program will interact with cutting edge research technologies related to exploring the global ocean.
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Maximizing Mentor Effectiveness in Increasing Student Interest and Success in STEM: An Empirical Approach Employing Robotics Education - Collaborative Research

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Expired
Forty-five teacher-mentors and 435 African-American, Latino/Latina, and Caucasion students in grade 7 - 8 were engaged in the Botball Educational Robotics Program in order to study the effect of mentorship on student STEM self-efficacy.
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Predicting STEM Career Choice from Computational Indicators of Student Engagement within Middle School Mathematics Classes

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Expired
Approximately 1,000 students who previously used ASSISTments software for middle school mathematics in urban and suburban schools are tracked post high-school, to study how disengagement in middle school influences eventual choice of STEM careers.
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Promoting 21st Century Science Technology-Enhanced Learning Across Formal and Informal Environments

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Expired
Ninety 8th grade students will learn ocean science concepts through mobile device enabled real-time data collection activities during field trips and technology mediated science inquiry activities in classrooms.
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Collaborative Research: The Robot Algebra Project

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Expired
In Southwestern PA, 50 educators develop learner and informal educator lego robotics materials that enable pre-teens to develop mathematical and computational reasoning skills.
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Studying Technology-based Strategies for Enhancing Student Interest in STEM Careers through Algebra Curricula in Grades 5-9

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Expired
The investigators seek are examining the relationship between specific technology-based motivational activities and grade 5 to 9 student interest in STEM careers through a variety of classroom-based experiences.
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Transforming Interests into STEM Careers (TISC)

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Expired
In this research project over 1800 Michigan students will participate in testing a model for promoting a STEM college-going culture in two high schools.
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Promoting STEM Career Interest in the Classroom: An Exploratory Study Linking Teacher Professional Development with Changes in Teaching Practices

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Expired
This ITEST research study examined over 50 ITEST teacher professional development projects to better understand their role in teacher implementation of STEM workplace technologies.
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Effects of STEM/ICT Aspirants' High School Experiences on STEM and ICT Course-Taking

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Expired
A three-year, longitudinal, multi-method research study investigating high school STEM and ICT course-taking for students who identified an interest in STEM or ICT careers as part of their eighth-grade career planning activities.
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