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Strimel, Greg J.; Kim, Eunhye; Bosman, Lisa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
Competitive growth in today's economy requires engineers to possess innovation skills to create novel designs. An entrepreneurial mindset enables people to think and then act in a certain way to discover, evaluate, and exploit opportunities by understanding the value proposition of a new idea, identifying the potential market, and adapting ideas…
Descriptors: Design, Engineering Education, Competition, Teaching Methods
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Schilling, Malle; Pinnell, Margaret – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
In the present day, it is not uncommon for there to be a class full of engineering students with very few women among them. To combat this lack of gender diversity, colleges and universities have employed outreach programs and developed summer engagement opportunities that allow women to explore engineering before they graduate high school. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Creativity
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Scott-Parker, B.; Barone-Nugent, E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
Global progress has arisen from scientific advances and we currently live in the age of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); science as a way of increasing the knowledge base, technology as a means of manifesting the science, engineering as a way of building and creating with it, and mathematics to devise the language we use…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Kant, Joanita M.; Burckhard, Suzette R.; Meyers, Richard T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Providing science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) culturally responsive enrichment activities is one way of promoting more interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers among indigenous students. The purpose of the study was to explore the impact, if any, of STEAM culturally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, American Indian Culture, Culturally Relevant Education
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Phelan, Shelley A.; Harding, Shannon M.; Harper-Leatherman, Amanda S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
BASE (Broadening Access to Science Education) Camp is a hands-on, two-week residential summer science experience on the Fairfield University campus in Fairfield CT, USA. The annual program targets 24 young women who attend high school in the neighboring city of Bridgeport, CT, the most economically depressed city in CT. The camp, which is free to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Science Education, Resident Camp Programs, Summer Programs
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Ilumoka, Abby; Milanovic, Ivana; Grant, Natalie – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
This article reflects upon an investigative study of the powerful impact that mentoring partnerships have on pre-college students and young engineering professionals in Hartford, CT. It was found that these partnerships can provide very strong foundations for a diverse pre-college student engineering pipeline that includes significant numbers of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, STEM Education, Minority Group Students
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Tenenbaum, Laura S.; Anderson, Margery; Ramadorai, Swati B.; Yourick, Debra L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research established the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program to serve communities in the National Capitol Area (Anderson, Tenenbaum, Ramadorai, & Yourick, 2015). The GEMS program was founded on four key elements to provide opportunities to primarily middle and high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Laboratories
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Almus, Kadir; Willson, Victor – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
This study examined the high schools' state tests performances in mathematics, reading, and science of an open-enrollment STEM-focused charter school system,Harmony Public Schools(HPS), between 2010 and 2013, and compared them with the performance of matched traditional public schools (TPS) in Texas. After propensity score matching, 12 HPS schools…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Public Schools, Charter Schools, State Standards
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Krehbiel, Dwight; Piper, Jon K. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
In 2000 several STEM faculty at Bethel College in Kansas designed and began offering a one-week intensive residential summer research experience for high school students--the Bethel College Summer Science Institute. The core idea underlying the design was to motivate students through the excitement of discovery. This event has been offered…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Summer Programs, High School Students
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Dika, Sandra L.; Alvarez, Jaquelina; Santos, Jeannette; Suárez, Oscar Marcelo – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
Interest in engineering at early stages of the educational career is one important precursor to choosing to study engineering in college, and engineering-related clubs are designed to foster such interest and diversify the engineering pipeline. In this study, the researchers employed a social cognitive career theory framework to examine level of…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Engineering Education, Vocational Interests, Expectation
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Gilliam, Melissa; Bouris, Alida; Hill, Brandon; Jagoda, Patrick – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) are multiplayer role-playing games that use the real world as their primary platform and incorporate a range of media, including video, audio, email, mobile technologies, websites, live performance, and social networks. This paper describes the development, implementation, and player reception of "The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Games, Computer Games, Computer Simulation
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Bahar, Abdulkadir; Adiguzel, Tufan – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The low number of students studying or applying for STEM subjects and workforce demand has been prioritized in almost all countries policies. This study intended to examine factors that influenced American and Turkish students to pursue a degree or career in STEM-related fields. Participants of the study were 86 high-ability students selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, High School Students, Student Interests
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Ernst, Jeremy Vaughn; Glennie, Elizabeth J. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This performance assessment pilot study was a major research component of the overall National Science Foundation funded Redesigned High Schools for Transformed STEM Learning Project. Secondary Earth/Environmental Science students' abilities to translate cognitive knowledge into demonstrable performance-based proficiencies were specifically…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, School Restructuring, Performance Based Assessment
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Estapa, Anne; Nadolny, Larysa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
The purpose of the study was to assess student achievement and motivation during a high school augmented reality mathematics activity focused on dimensional analysis. Included in this article is a review of the literature on the use of augmented reality in mathematics and the combination of print with augmented reality, also known as interactive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, High School Students
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Huang, Shaobo; Mejia, Joel Alejandro; Becker, Kurt; Neilson, Drew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
Improving high school physics teaching and learning is important to the long-term success of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Efforts are currently in place to develop an understanding of science among high school students through formal and informal educational experiences in engineering design activities…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physics, Academic Standards
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