Strategies

Developing a Model for Expanding Informal Tech Education for Underrepresented Communities through Makerspaces

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Expired
Three middle/high after-school programs in Maryland will be trained to bring Makerspace thinking to their informal education programs to introduce a tech component and supported with a discovery-based maker course for their youth.
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Improving the Pipeline for Rural and American Indian Students Entering Computer Science Via Storytelling

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Active
We will lead middle school students through the process of learning to use Alice to tell their story, through a guided program, and then to let them learn and explore how to create their own story using Alice in primarily Native American communities.
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Project BUILD (Building Using an Interactive Learning Design)

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Expired
350 youth (grades 2-5), 100 caregivers, 16+ librarians, and 16+ engineers participate in a library education program centered on engaging youth with age-appropriate, technology-rich STEM learning experiences fundamental to the engineering process.
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Project-Based Learning Opportunities and Exploration of Mentorship for Students with Visual Impairments in STEM

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Active
This project will seek to better understand and advance the awareness and persistence toward STEM-related careers by students with visual impairments (VI) through accessible project-based learning and mentorship from a VI professional.
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Science Technology Engineering and Math: Developing Education and Career Opportunity Systems

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Active
120 students with disabilities grades 9 - 12 in rural and suburban communities engage in hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for STEM career exploration using on line tools, school sponsored activities and community based learning experiences
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Connections in the Making: Elementary Students, Teachers, and STEM Professionals Integrating Science and Engineering to Design Community Solutions

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Active
Eighteen teachers engage more than 400 grades 3-5 students in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts in community-connected, integrated science and engineering curriculum units.
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Fostering Equitable Science through Parental Involvement and Technology

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Active
Fourteen teachers and 1400 immigrant and minority middle school students and parents from urban schools in Minnesota will participate social learning environment activities to increase parental and/or familial involvement in science education.
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Preparing High Achieving Urban Students for STEM Careers: Engineers of the Future Program

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Expired
Over 700 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Baltimore City Schools will participate in a 6-week summer learning program that informs students about STEM careers while preparing them to take a virtual Algebra I course during the school year.
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Rural Girls Engaged in Math and Science Plus Technology

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Active
One hundred twenty junior and senior high school girls from three Mississippi rural counties will participate in a summer apprenticeship program and other activities to increase their awareness about STEM and computer science educational/career pathways.
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Designing the Impact Studio -- Dynamic Visualizations in the Write4Change Networked Community

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Expired
More than 100 adolescent youth in three countries engage in an educational social networking program to learn to use and visualize data to become more impactful digital citizens and writers.
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