Formal Education

Career Exploration Lab: 3D Printing and STEM Engagement for High School Students with Visual Impairments and their Educators

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300 high school students with Visual Impairments and 270 sighted students located in 13 states, along with their STEM educators and teachers of the visually impaired, use astronomy and 3D printing to bolster interests in and knowledge of STEM.
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Middle School Teacher and Student's Experiences with Artificial Intelligence via Computational Cameras

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36 middle school teachers along with 120 students in Phoenix, Arizona and Athens, Georgia will participate in summer workshops with technology modules featuring computational cameras to learn topics in artificial intelligence and computer vision.
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Developing STEM Identity in Rural Audiences through Community-based Engineering Design

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More than 300 rural youth, grades 6-8, are engaged in the research, design and building of simulated advanced manufacturing systems in a STEM elective course with mentoring from 20-30 undergraduate engineering students and STEM industry professionals.
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Enhancing Engagement and Conceptual Understanding of Fractions for Students with Learning Disabilities using the Model Mathematics Education Curriculum

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More than 140 rural and urban students with learning disabilities and difficulties, grades 4-6, use an innovative, integrated curriculum to bolster engagement in and conceptual understanding of fraction concepts and interest in STEM and ICT careers.
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Digital Mathematics Storytelling: Fraction Stories from Urban Emergent Communities

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More than 700 elementary-aged children in urban emergent communities will explore how Digital Mathematics Storytelling can document, share, and showcase the rich mathematical fraction knowledge that exists within their own communities and families.
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Students Build Augmented and Virtual Reality Plant Models to Understand the Role of Design in STEM

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Our project will examine if the inclusion of art and design in STEAM projects does in fact improve under-served urban and rural Missouri students’ attitudes towards STEAM subjects and interests in STEM careers.
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Understanding Weather Extremes with Big Data: Inspiring Rural Youth in Data Science

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WeatherX is developing middle-school curriculum units that investigate extreme weather events to promote skills in analyzing large-scale scientific data and interest in data science careers among students in rural areas.
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Watershed Awareness using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS)

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Virtual Access to STEM Careers (VASC)

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Engineering Academy: Educating Engineers of the Future

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This project will advance efforts to understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in STEM by preparing students in high need middle schools for science and math courses, and engineering careers.
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