Partnerships and Collaboration

Scientist goes mad for philanthropy and teaching 

This year’s Harlem Children Society students – some from families torn apart by incarceration, others first generation immigrants from countries as far flung as Ghana and Guyana, and all promising students who qualify for free lunch – will meet their mentors, who are reknowned scientists at leading research institutions, for the first time at an induction ceremony at NYU’s Kimmel Center.  The students will celebrate their accomplishments in two hallmark events: the HCS Science Boat Cruise and the Harlem Science Parade & Street Fair & Festival.

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Students say goodbye to CREST

After five years, sixteen school partnerships, 75 community partnerships, 300 direct student and teacher collaborations, thousands of students reached indirectly, and over 40 community-based projects, CREST is winding down.  This ITEST project has spent the past five years linking classroom technology with community needs while improving the learning experience for both student and teachers in the process. Student projects ranged from creating ABC books about island landmarks to trail mapping for local land trusts and multi-layered historical and ethnographic research. 

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Seven Lessons Learned in Eight Years Hosting the ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC

On July 11, 2011 Joyce Malyn-Smith and Siobhan Bredin presented “Seven Lessons Learned in Eight Years of Hosting the ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC,” as part of a panel session for a cross-division audience of National Science Foundation program officers who are interested in including resource centers in their upcoming program solicitations.

Presented by Joyce Malyn-Smith and Siobhan Bredin at the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, July 2011.

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Prime the Pipeline Project (P3): Putting Knowledge to Work

With funding from NSF, the Prime the Pipeline Project (P3) is responding to the need to strengthen the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline from high school to college by developing and evaluating the scientific village strategy and the culture it creates.

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Seventh Annual NSF ITEST Summit: STEM Career Development: Nurturing Interest, Persistence, and STEM Self-efficacy

In addition to an NSF cross-program panel and keynote addresses, this Summit featured numerous breakout sessions hosted by ITEST project PIs and evaluators in 4 strands: Shaping educational pathways to STEM careers, Embedding research and assessment into project work, Evaluation, and Topics of general interest.

Embedding Research and Assessment into Project Work

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ITEST Webinar: How Business Partnerships Can Be Used to Engage Students in STEM Careers

Presenter: Judy Resnick, Project Opening Doors

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ITEST Idea Brief: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Participants through Community Partnerships and Other Strategies

In this Idea Brief, Principal Investigators from three youth-based ITEST projects discuss how community partnerships strengthen their efforts to recruit and retain diverse participants.

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