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Morehouse College iSTEM 2016

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


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.


Engaging the Next Generation: Industry Partnerships in FUSE

This video documents a new approach to partnership between an informal STEAM learning environment (FUSE) and an industry partner (Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry). FUSE is an interest-driven learning experience that engages pre-teens and teens in science, technology, engineering, arts/design and mathematics (STEAM) topics while fostering the development of important 21st century skills.


Science, Technology and Engineering Mini-business Incubator (STEM-Inc)

STEM-Inc is a 3-year NSF ITEST project designed as an after-school program targeting 7th and 8th graders from Junior High schools, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups. This project creates a mini technology business ‘incubator’ in an afterschool program for 7th and 8th grade students.


Back to the Earth-Y3

Back to the Earth (BTTE) is a community-based youth education partnership between the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Spokane Tribe, and the University of Idaho. The BTTE project aims to develop and deliver culturally-rich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to students in grades 4-7 on the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane Indian Reservations. All lessons and activities will engage youth in the place and the local community through the context of local values and culture as they relate to STEM.
The following objectives will be studied through research:


SPARCS - Sparking student interest in computing careers

We present an overview of the ITEST SPARCS project being conducted at University of Nebraska at Omaha. SPARCS aims to help middle school teachers incorporate Computer Science lessons into the classes they teach, and inspire their students to consider careers in computing-related industries. We will present our experiences and findings from the first year of SPARCS.


Innovation Institute at the New York Hall of Science

Innovation Institute at the New York Hall of Science – offering teens the opportunity to be creators. Through this program participants learn how to apply the principles of design-thinking to make practical improvements in their community.


SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM - a role model video from the SciGirls Strategies project

SciGirls Strategies: Gender Equitable Teaching Practices in Career and Technical Education Pathways for High School Girls is a three-year professional development initiative designed to help STEM and CTE educators recruit and retain more high school girls from diverse backgrounds in STEM pathways.


Educational Pathways Into College & Career (EPICC) Project Video

The Educational Pathways Into College & Career (EPICC) ITEST project is working with 30 students per year for 3 years at 3 different Oakland high schools. Students will receive school credit while participating in a school-based summer program that uses a linked learning model to integrate the science and engineering of solar power technology with service learning, and mathematics.

Read more about this project by viewing the project profile page.


STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit 2016: NSF Town Hall

NSF Town Hall featuring David Haury, Evan Heit, Arlene de Strulle, Rob Ochsendorf, and Tasha Inniss

Presentation slides

Recorded May 3, 2016

View all of the presentation materials from the Summit.