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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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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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Patrick, Lorelei E.; Howell, Leigh Anne; Wischusen, William – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
There have been numerous calls recently to increase the use of active learning in university science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classrooms to more actively engage students and enhance student learning. However, few studies have investigated faculty and student perceptions regarding the effectiveness of active learning or the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Sutton, Kyra L.; Sankar, Chetan S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
The retention of engineering students is important because more than half of the students who begin engineering programs in the United States will not earn an engineering degree. A literature review showed the importance of academic advising in retaining students in engineering programs. Therefore, the goal of this study is to identify the level…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Teaching Styles, Focus Groups
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Cox, Monica F.; Cekic, Osman; Adams, Stephanie G. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2010
The engineering education community (motivated by internal and external factors) has begun to focus on leadership abilities of college students in engineering fields via reports from ABET, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Research Council. These reports have directed criticism toward higher education institutions for their…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Extracurricular Activities, Engineering, Leadership
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Cox, Monica F.; Andriot, Angie – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2009
This paper introduces preliminary results that include both graduate mentor ratings and faculty mentor ratings of undergraduate students' self-reported assessments of their research experiences. In addition, researchers examined how these ratings differed under four circumstances: (1) the quality of the mentoring relationship, (2) the amount of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Mentors, Research Methodology
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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
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Flynn, Ann Marie; Naraghi, Mohammad H.; Austin, Nicole; Helak, Sean; Manzer, Jarrod – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
The work provides guidelines for instructors who wish to incorporate green engineering concepts into a typical non-green engineering course without diluting course content or modifying the course syllabus by identifying 5 critical elements necessary to the successful integration of green engineering concepts into any traditional, design-oriented,…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education