Informal Education

App Maker Pro (AMP): Motivating STEM Study through App Development

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Expired
In AMP Design Villages, 90 Phoenix-area 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, and 60 high school teachers, led by STEM scientists, engage in the multi-step process of app development, and develop and conduct AMP Design Villages in their school districts.
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Innovative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Strategy Project (iSTEM)

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Expired
Up to 100 rural and suburban underrepresented minority youth, grades 6-8, are engaged in structured, hands-on and innovative STEM activities in Atlanta, GA on Saturday's during the school year along with summer academy hands-on field experiences.
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Middle Grades Career Mentors: Digital Resources for Effective CTE STEM Mentoring

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Expired
After researchers study perceptions of STEM-focused CTE with middle school youth nationwide, 36 mentors and 288 middle school mentees in Boston and New York will engage in the development of innovative digital tools to improve how they communicate.
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A Sleep Education Program to Improve STEM education in Elementary School

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Expired
Over five hundred urban 4th-5th grade students are engaged through the use of technology in an innovative STEM curriculum with sleep as the lesson conduit to increase skills and interest in STEM and foster critical thinking and communication skills.
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Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth with STEM (AMAYS)

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Expired
AMAYS is a design-based research project involving the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a unique ICT-rich informal learning environment for urban middle school students.
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A Reciprocal Model for Teaching and Learning Computational Competencies: Connecting Pre-Service Teachers and Urban Latino Youth

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Expired
We aim to research a reciprocal model for teaching and learning computational competencies (CC) by connecting pre-service STEM teachers (PSTs) and urban Latino youth through Relevant, Engaging, and Authentic Learning (REAL) experiences.
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Educational Pathways Into College & Career

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Expired
More than 250 high school 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.
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STEM Career Clubs: Enhancing the Potential of Underrepresented Students in STEM Careers through a Strategic Teaming Model

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Expired
Establish after-school STEM Career Clubs at 4 rural middle schools engaging over 120 grade 6-8 students in northeastern North Carolina. Clubs will also involve 120+ parents, 24 teachers, 40 district leaders, and 10 university leaders in strategic teams.
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Science, Technology and Engineering Mini-business Incubator (STEM-Inc)

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Expired
About 160 seventh- and eighth- graders, and 8 teachers each year participate in this afterschool program that integrates structured, hands-on, Engineering/Computer Science project design and entrepreneurship training at the Anaheim Union High School Dist.
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Project ReCharge

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Expired
Twenty-five teachers and over 2000 middle level and high school students will be trained and engaged in an interface of real-time data through innovative energy efficiency technologies for monitoring and improving school energy consumption in Reno, NV.
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