STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

Measuring Student Career Interest within the Context of Technology-Enhanced STEM Projects: A Cross-Project Comparison Study Based on the Career Interest Questionnaire

This article describes Energy for ME and Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World, two Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education programs with the common goal of improving students’ attitudes about scientific careers.

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Innovations and Challenges in Project-Based STEM Education: Lessons from ITEST

For over a decade, the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program has funded researchers and educators to build an understanding of best practices, contexts, and processes contributing to K-12 students’ motivation and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities that lead to STEM career pathways.

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STELAR Webinar: Stories from ITEST - Culturally Competent Projects that Inspire Young People to Pursue STEM Careers (JOST Special Issue)

On February 28, STELAR hosted authors of three papers featured in our recent ITEST special issue published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology (JOST).

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Journal of Science Education and Technology Special Issue - Stories from ITEST: Inspiring Young People to Pursue STEM Careers

The ITEST program has enabled creativity, experimentation, and cultural responsiveness in STEM education and workforce development and broadened participation in STEM initiatives to Native American communities, underresourced urban communities, girls, and populations underrepresented in STEM fields. By approaching research and evaluation with flexibility and resourcefulness, the authors provide empirical evidence for the value of innovative approaches to STEM education that promote STEM interest and career-related outcomes and that build the foundational skills of the scientific and engineering workforce of the future.

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ITEEA 2017 Annual Conference

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association will hold their 79th Annual Conference: Engaging and Empowering Decision Makers through Integrative STEM Education

The conference will be held from March 16-18, 2017 in Dallas, TX. For information and to register visit the following link: 

https://www.iteea.org/Activities/Conference/ITEEA_Conference_2017.aspx#tabs

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Apply Today! Power of Data Facilitation Academy June 19-23, 2017 in Flagstaff

The Power of Data (POD) is a professional development program that enables secondary teachers to increase students’ content knowledge, 21st century skills and awareness of geospatial technology careers through Geospatial Inquiry and data analysis.

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National Science Foundation: Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for areas of research covered by EHR programs.

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Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Broadening Participation Projects: Report from a National Science Foundation Workshop

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From Seeds to STEM

STELAR Webinar: Career Technical Education (CTE): Major trends and connections to STEM

With the resurgence in interest in Career Technical Education (CTE), this webinar provided information about the current state of CTE, CTE’s reach, impact and the current trends in policy and practice at the state and federal levels. By viewing these archived materials, you can learn how to leverage CTE activities and staff in your state to advance the goals of your related projects.

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