This Work in Progress Paper presents an NSF funded study focused on understanding the role that makerspaces play in the identity development of engineering students from underrepresented groups (URGs). In recent years, makerspaces have become a popular addition to universities, with an implicit assumption that makerspaces will increase students choosing to major in STEM disciplines. The research question that guided this work is the following: How well do I-poems and thematic analysis help us uncover complex and nuanced understandings of the identities of engineering students and makers who
In this paper, we present an example of culturally-responsive making in the context of developing location-based community stories. Working with members of an Indigenous community in the Southwestern United States, we co-designed and implemented a two-week summer camp in which middle school youth used Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS), a narrative-based programming tool, to create virtual community tours for the purpose of sharing the information they learned about tribally owned locations with others. We developed case studies of two groups of students ho incorporated
SciGirls Strategies Final Research Report on the use of gender equitable teaching strategies by high school CTE and STEM educators.
SciGirls Strategies year three evaluation and case studies reports on each participating educator.
Socio-environmental science investigations (SESI) are a series of secondary level geospatial investigations that focus on social issues related to environmental science. The investigations focus on local problems and utilize fieldwork to gather data in a local setting. Students use the Esri Collector app to gather geo-referenced data outside their school. The student-collected data is then shared into a Cloud-based map service over the Internet. The collaborative data set is analyzed in ARCGIS.com, a Web-based GIS with interactive mapping visualization tools that students use to manage, query
The COMPUGIRLS: Culturally relevant technology program for adolescent girls was developed to promote underrepresented girls' future possible selves and career pathways in computer-related technology fields. We hypothesized that the COMPUGIRLS would promote academic possible selves and self-regulation to achieve these possible selves. We compared the growth trajectories of academic possible selves and self-regulation between the program participants and a comparison group using latent growth modeling for two semesters. There was no significant group difference in the growth trajectories of
In December of 2018, nearly 60 NSF EAGER project PIs were invited to meet for two days and explore topics of interest to NSF and the Maker community. The event was designed to:
Call for Abstracts: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) 2nd Annual ConferenceOpportunities
2019 The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD)
Marriott Crystal Gateway, April 14 - 17, 2019
CoNECD is a collaborative effort of the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND), and the ASEE Women in Engineering Division (WIED), NAMEPA (National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates), and WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network).
The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) invites contributions to its fifth international conference, to be held March 27-29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
Conference theme: Intersectionality as Critical Inquiry, Method, and Practice: Beyond Categories and Dichotomies in Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment
The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF).