Partnerships and Collaboration

SDSU Student Dreams Big

SDSU graduate student Gene Rayford aspires to cure cancer and win the Nobel Prize. While developing a hospital ER medical app on his own, Rayford was recruited by the SDSU X-Team, which hopes his creativity will help them win the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. As one of 29 teams left in the competition, the SDSU X-Team is currently developing a mobile healthcare diagnostic device inspired by the Tricorder in Star Trek, capable of measuring vitals and detecting disease.

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STEM program builds ties between Stanford and East Palo Alto middle school

An innovative course and afterschool mentor program bring lessons from education, design and engineering to a local school. The program complements the  charter school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offerings in a low-pressure, afterschool environment. Focusing on teaching design solutions that emphasize empathy, it has reached about 60 EPAPA students over the last three years, with some returning for a second year.

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Local ROV team still a global force

The combined robotics team of Ozaukee and Oostburg high schools was the leader during much of the international Marine Advanced Technology Education challenge held last week at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. Ultimately, ZO3 Robotics finished fourth in the Ranger Division of the global competition. During the competition, teams used submersible robots of their own design to recover samples and data from simulated shipwrecks.

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Restoring Water, Culture, and Relationships: Using a Community Based Participatory Research Methodology for Engineering Education

In an effort to increase the number of American Indians in technical and leadership positions, local tribal communities are pursuing opportunities for their youth to connect with STEM education that is relevant to their community and honors the Tribe's values.

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ITEST Data Brief: Project Strategies to Engage Underrepresented Populations

ITEST Data Brief Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2015

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National Science Foundation - Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Program Solicitation

The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:

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Teams finish global underwater robot competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Hosted by ITEST project Using MATE's ROV Competitions..., the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition ended Saturday at Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Teams worked with robots in a large tank while judges evaluated their performance along with engineering and communication.

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Marine sanctuary hosts underwater robot event

The 13th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition takes place Thursday through Saturday. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will host more than 60 teams this week from 18 states and 13 countries for an underwater robot competition hosted by ITEST project Using MATE's ROV Competitions...Teams will work with their robots in a large tank and judges will be evaluating their performance along with engineering and other factors. Spectators are encouraged to come and watch teams navigate through the missions on a live f

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A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

This paper aims to share EDC’s learnings from developing and implementing this method including addressing issues of trust between youth and adult team members, appropriately acknowledging youth contributions, balancing the roles of mentors and adult design partners, and making dynamic curriculum adjustments based on participants learning styles and skill levels.

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Building Strong Public/Private Partnerships in Information Technology: A Cross Cultural Primer

This guide will help educators and employers working in Information Technology School-to-Career partnerships understand the concept of organizational culture, recognize the common issues that interfere with partnership building, and implement strategies to build strong and successful educator/employer partnerships.

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