Informal Education

Advancing Refugee Youth's STEM and Social Capital Through Family-Focused Learning

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Active
This project focuses on promoting STEM aspirations among youth and parents of refugee backgrounds through multiple strategies including participating in a college-knowledge program, field trips to campuses, and e-mentoring with STEM professionals.
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STEM Career Connections: A Model for Preparing Economically-Disadvantaged Rural Youth for the Future Workforce

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Students Build Augmented and Virtual Reality Plant Models to Understand the Role of Design in STEM

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Active
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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Virtual Access to STEM Careers (VASC)

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Engineering Academy: Educating Engineers of the Future

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Active
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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Case Study of Experiential, Capstones in Industry: Understanding High School Students Interest and Preparation for STEM Careers

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Active
More than 300 students high school students participating in STEM, industry-based, out of school, elective, project-based learning, are supported by industry-partners, teachers, and program leaders along with teachers and leaders from their home-school.
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Culturally Relevant Computing Activities and Career Readiness for At-Risk Youth

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Active
Esports as a vehicle for STEM career readiness for 48 at-risk youth through culturally relevant computing techniques within a living-learning community camp setting.
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Early College Career Exploration Through STEM Courses and Apprenticeships in Advanced Manufacturing

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Expired
Advancing STEM Education through Manufacturing Apprenticeships for High School Students
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Activating Student Potential through Innovation and Real-World Experience

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Expired
One thousand rural, suburban and urban students, grades 4-5 in MD, VA and DC, will participate in STEM simulation adventures, engineering challenges and writing exercises that include 21st century skill and delivered into classrooms via the cloud.
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Influence of Industry-Informed STEM Pathways on Student Experiences and Outcomes in Non-Selective Urban School

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Active
In a low-income, non-selective public school in Boston, 300 high school students (largely African American and English learners) participate in STEM career pathways that include aligned sequences of coursework, work-based learning, and career training.
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