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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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Salmun, Haydee; Buonaiuto, Frank – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The Catalyst Scholarship Program at Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY) was established with a four-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund scholarships to 40 academically talented but financially disadvantaged students majoring in four disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Programs, Partnerships in Education, Earth Science
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Bowling, Bethany; Doyle, Maureen; Taylor, Jennifer; Antes, Alison – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
Efforts to improve retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors frequently utilize peer mentors and/or leaders. At Northern Kentucky University, the STEM Ambassador (SA) program involves students in the creation of a STEM community through multifaceted roles as mentors, peer-learning facilitators, and social…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), School Holding Power, Mentors
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Anagnos, Thalia; Lyman-Holt, Alicia; Marin-Artieda, Claudia; Momsen, Ellen – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
This study highlights the positive impact of participation in an engineering ambassador program on students from two universities: Oregon State University which is a large public university in a college town with a 13% minority student body, and Howard University, a medium sized private university with a relatively small engineering program in an…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Engineering Education, Urban Schools, Minority Group Students
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Goonatilake, Rohitha; Ni, Qingwen; Moran-Lopez, Juan M. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2009
As in other educational programs, scholarship programs offer mentoring to the recipients. In order to cultivate the maximum benefit, each recipient needs to be guided and appropriately advised, first to achieve the goals of the program and secondly, to benefit themselves from the scholarship. The purpose of the article is to investigate this…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Science, Scholarships, Science Education