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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
In 2009, the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools worked with researchers at the William and Ida Friday Institute to produce and evaluate the use of game creation by secondary students as a means for learning content related to career awareness in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, with particular emphasis in…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Technology, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes
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Golter, P. B.; Thiessen, D. B.; Van Wie, B. J.; Brown, G. R. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
Promoting the adoption of an alternative pedagogy can be a difficult process. Many professors are not interested in significantly modifying how they teach their course. Those that are interested in pedagogical reform still have concerns that must be addressed before or during an implementation. This paper presents a case study following the…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Educational Change, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Scott, Catherine – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
This study examined the characteristics of 10 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused high schools that were selected from various regions across the United States. In an effort to better prepare students for careers in STEM fields, many schools have been designed and are currently operational, while even more are in the…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Charter Schools, Minority Group Students, Engineering
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Clayson, Ashley – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
Much research has been conducted in the past decade and a half on the effectiveness of Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education (LITEE) Case Studies in engineering education. A case study, as defined in this study context, is an online, multimedia tool designed to bring real-world problems into the classroom. Much past and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, World Problems, Educational Improvement, Ecology
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Halyo, Nesim; Le, Qiang – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
This paper describes the implementation of a revised freshman engineering course, "Introduction to Engineering," at Hampton University and the observations of the instructors during its implementation. The authors collaborated with Auburn University faculty in jointly implementing the same course material at both universities. The revised course…
Descriptors: Engineering, Case Studies, Ethics, Universities
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McIntyre, Joseph S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
The effectiveness of three case studies and associated teamwork to stimulate interest of college freshman in engineering was investigated by observing students. Case studies were assigned as laboratory team exercises in an introduction to engineering course at Auburn University. Student interest in the case studies was evaluated qualitatively…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Laboratories, Engineering, Case Studies
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Kawulich, Barbara B. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
This manuscript shares lessons learned from conducting an action evaluation of the use of multimedia case studies in Management Information Systems (MIS) courses. Three undergraduate MIS classes took part in the study. The purpose for using case studies in these classes was to teach students about the role of MIS in business. An action evaluation…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Evaluators, Student Attitudes, Action Research
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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Burgess, Wilella D. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
Like all learners, undergraduate research interns bring to their research internships a variety of initial ideas, opinions, expectations, beliefs and attitudes about research internships. However, there is little published research on students' preconceptions about research internships and the relationships of these preconceptions to actual…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Laboratories
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Becker, Kurt Henry; Park, Kyungsuk – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
Within the literature there has been a call for the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Little research has been conducted to investigate the effects of integrative approaches among STEM subjects. The purpose of this study was to synthesize findings from existing research on the effects of…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Effect Size, Engineering
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DiLisi, Gregory A.; McMillin, Keith A.; Virostek, Margaret E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
We describe the design and implementation of Project WISE, a multi-institutional partnership that assembles interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and high school students charged with developing STEM-focused community youth-programs. Our goal is twofold: (i.) to promote young women's interest in STEM-oriented careers through an early, positive…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Females, Audiences, STEM Education
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Forssen, Anna; Lauriski-Karriker, Tonya; Harriger, Alka; Moskal, Barbara – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
SPIRIT is a three year project designed to increase high school students' interests in and their desire to pursue IT careers. This paper examines the results of the project during its second year of implementation. All student participants, and in particular female students, experienced a positive change in perception of gender stereotypes in IT…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Information Technology, Females, Career Exploration
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Slovacek, Simeon P.; Whittinghill, Jonathan C.; Tucker, Susan; Rath, Kenneth A.; Peterfreund, Alan R.; Kuehn, Glenn D.; Reinke, Yvonne G. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
This study documents the system of funded interventions employed at three public universities to support minority students studying science and examines targeted students' career paths to discern the general efficacy of these interventions and other factors influencing success toward earning Ph.D.s. Interventions, including supplemental…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Intervention, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
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Liu, Yucheng – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
This paper introduces a graduate course, continuum mechanics, which is designed for and taught to graduate students in a Mechanical Engineering (ME) program. The significance of continuum mechanics in engineering education is demonstrated and the course structure is described. Methods used in teaching this course such as topics, class…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Course Objectives, Engineering
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Mott, Michael S.; Chessin, Debby A.; Sumrall, William J.; Rutherford, Angela S.; Moore, Virginia J. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
The current study evaluated an assessment designed to dually promote student understanding of the experimental method and student ability to include digital and visual qualities in their presentations of scientific experiment results. The rubric, the Media-Enhanced Science Presentation Rubric (MESPR) focuses teacher-student dialogue along the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Objectives, Content Validity, Validity
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Nadelson, Louis S.; Callahan, Janet M. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
There is continued growth and development of outreach programs designed to increase pre-college students' awareness and understanding of engineering as a profession and as a career. These outreach programs vary in format and in the groups targeted for participation, but maintain the same fundamental goal of increasing participant knowledge of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Outreach Programs, Engineering Education, Adolescents
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