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STUDIO: Build Our World

STUDIO: Build Our World is an afterschool STEM learning program for low income and immigrant middle and high school students. The University of Washington and Neighborhood House, a multiservice community based organization partner to offer youths opportunities to learn beside UW STEM mentors.

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Sleep to Enhance Participation in STEM: Z-Factor ITEST Program Highlights

The Sleep to Enhance Participation in STEM (STEPS) team will discuss the programmatic components of the Z-factor and the opportunities afforded teachers, parents, students, and community members through the ITEST project.

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Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth With STEM (AMAYS)

Project PIs and and a team of graduate students at Georgia State University are concluding the design and development phase of a three-year, NSF ITEST-funded project called Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth With STEM (AMAYS). The goal of AMAYS is to increase traditionally underserved and underrepresented middle school students’ interest in technology-focused STEM careers and to support their 21st century skill development.

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Solar 1 CleanTech- Inspiring High School Students in STEM, Sustainability, and Careers in the Emerging Green Economy

Solar One’s CleanTech uses the school building as a teaching tool to explore sustainability and green careers with high school students. CleanTech is hands-on and project-based. The program engages students in inquiry-based learning and inspires them to take action through school greening initiatives that make an impact through saving energy, recycling, water conservation, and more.

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Western New York Genetics in Research Partnership

The Western New York Genetics in Research Partnership is developing better ways to teach bioinformatics through use of hands-on, state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools and enhances awareness of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Bits to Bites: De-coding Injustice

Are you interested in the connections between STEM education and social justice? Watch this video highlighting the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center’s STEM Justice Framework, which is an innovative approach to applying STEM content to solving a social justice issue. Youth from the Science Museum of Minnesota working on Bits 2 Bites are using computer programming and computational to learn about nutrition and to advocate for food justice.

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Middle School Pathways in Computer Science: Computing with a Community Focus

Middle School Pathways in Computer Science (“CS Pathways”) is an NSF-supported project that’s created a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), the Tri-City Technology Education Collaborative Inc. (TRITEC), and the urban school districts of Medford and Everett, MA to bring project-based, socially-relevant computing experiences to district middle school students.

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Digital Youth Divas: STEM Weekends for Chicago Girls

The Digital Youth Divas (DYD) is a blended online and face- to- face program developed and run by the Digital Youth Network at DePaul University. The program, led by PI’s Nichole Pinkard and Sheena Erete, is designed to engage girls in Chicago, particularly those from underserved communities, with computational circuitry and programming through fabrication and design.

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Morehouse College iSTEM 2016

Students in a project based learning environment, transportation solutions for colonizing earth’s moon.

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Curriculum and Community Enterprise for the Restoration of New York Harbor through New York City Public Schools

Middle school students study New York harbor and the extensive watershed that empties into it, and conduct field research in support of restoring native oyster habitats. This project builds on the existing Billion Oyster Project, and will be implemented by a broad partnership of institutions and community resources, including Pace University, the New York City Department of Education, the Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York Harbor Foundation, the New York Aquarium, and others.

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