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GeniConnect: Game-based Learning, Mentoring, and Laboratory Experiences - A Model for Industry-Afterschool Partnerships

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Expired
One hundred fifty middle school youth engage in genetics via digital gaming, hands-on biotechnology activities, and mentoring by industry professionals in out-of-school time program in a Boston-area community center serving underrepresented populations.
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Next Step Learning: Bridging Science Education and Cleantech Careers with Innovative Technologies

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Expired
More than two thousand students in Massachusetts use innovative technologies such as infrared camera and engineering software to learn and practice science and engineering through improving energy efficiency and design solar solutions of their homes.
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Authentic Art Making as a Vehicle for Connecting to STEM Learning and Careers

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60 racially and ethnically diverse, low-income urban teens, grades 9-12, in Boston, MA encounter science, technology, engineering, and math and/or STEM-related careers through authentic art and design projects completed during out-of-school time.
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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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Water SCIENCE: Supporting Collaborative Inquiry, Engineering, and Career Exploration with Water

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Expired
AZ, MA, and PA Water SCIENCE middle school students will complete hands-on science and engineering activities, receive guidance from mentors and STEM professionals, and learn about careers in environmental conservation of their local water resources.
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Middle School Pathways in Computer Science

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Expired
More than 1,100 middle school students will participate in a new 15- to 20-hour school-day computing curriculum based on creating socially-relevant mobile apps, taught by existing public school teachers, and 360 will participate in week-long summer camps.
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Innovative Technology-Enabled Astronomy for Middle Schools II (ITEAMS II)

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Expired
ITEAMS II is an online learning community using the Harvard Observatory's research-grade robotic telescope to increase the interest of middle-school youth, especially girls and underserved students, in information and communication technology careers.
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