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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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Snyder, Jennifer; Cudney, Elizabeth A. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
During the last decade, there have been numerous reports detailing the importance of increasing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors in the United States. Simultaneously, an increasing number of studies are being developed to predict a student's success and completion of a STEM degree, recognizing that retention is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), STEM Education
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Carver, Susan D.; Van Sickle, Jenna; Holcomb, John P.; Jackson, Debbie K.; Resnick, Andrew H.; Duffy, Stephen F.; Sridhar, Nigamanth; Marquard, Antoinette M.; Quinn, Candice M. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
In 2012, Cleveland State University implemented a comprehensive program, called Operation STEM (OpSTEM), funded by two National Science Foundation grants, federal work study, and Cleveland State University. Its goal is to increase retention and graduation rates among Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students by helping them…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, STEM Education, Mathematics Achievement, Calculus
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Fox, Gordon A.; Campbell, Scott; Grinshpan, Arcadii; Xu, Xiaoying; Holcomb, John; Bénéteau, Catherine; Lewis, Jennifer E.; Ramachandran, Kandethody – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
This paper describes the development of a program of project-based learning in Calculus courses at a large urban research university. In this program, students developed research projects in consultation with a faculty advisor in their major, and supervised by their calculus instructors. Students wrote up their projects in a prescribed format…
Descriptors: Calculus, Program Implementation, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Payton, Fay Cobb; White, Ashley; Mullins, Tara – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
There is a growing interest in STEAM (STEM + Arts) education nationwide. To uncover why these interdisciplinary initiatives can play a significant role in the student educational experience, it is crucial to identify characteristics of university students, who are participating and enrolled in STEM and arts curricula. We are interested in students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Majors (Students), Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kittur, H.; Shaw, L.; Herrera, W. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
The High School Summer Research Program (HSSRP) is a rigorous eight-week research experience that challenges high school students to a novel scientific question in an engineering laboratory at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The program collates highly…
Descriptors: Models, Engineering Education, Engineering, Summer Programs
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Kwon, Hyunkyung – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
Researchers found that student-centered, technology-integrated learning environments help to produce students who are better able to think critically, solve problems, collaborate with others, and engage deeply in the learning process. Understanding the impact of technology and finding the best ways to integrate technology into the classroom is…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Computer Software, Design
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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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Kelly, Daniel; Denson, Cameron – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
The flipped classroom instructional model continues to grow in adoption and use in K-12 classrooms. Although there are an increasing number of studies into the implementation of the flipped classroom, there is limited empirical research into its effectiveness and even fewer into the educational, psychological, and theoretical constructs underlying…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Lowder, Loraine; Atiqulla, Mir; Colebeck, Donna; Das, Sandip; Karim, M. A.; Khalid, Adeel; Singh, Rajnish; Utschig, Tristan – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
An important purpose of peer observation is to provide formative feedback that will improve classroom teaching and learning. Peer observation in higher education has both quality and developmental objectives. Kennesaw State University, formerly Southern Polytechnic State University, offers a voluntary "Teaching Partners Program" open to…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Henslee, Amber M.; Klein, Brandi A. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
The objective of this study was to investigate whether brief guided imagery could provide a short-term reduction in math anxiety and improve math performance. Undergraduates (N = 581) were screened for math anxiety, and the highest and lowest quartiles were recruited to participate in a lab-based study. Participants were assigned to a brief guided…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Stress Management
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Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James P.; Marx, Donna; Donaldson, Christopher W.; Black, Alicia – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The purpose of this teacher research study is to ascertain students' interest in STEM and beliefs about STEM before and after STEM specific instruction, explore possible differences in STEM self-efficacy by gender, and explore differences in STEM self-efficacy by group role. Our primary data sources include a modified attitudinal survey and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Student Attitudes
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Mwaikinda, Sekela R.; Aruguete, Mara S. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
Our study tests the effectiveness of STEM Alliance, a student organization aimed at increasing academic and social support for students pursuing STEM majors. STEM Alliance offered weekly, extracurricular activities aimed at preparing students for graduate school and STEM careers. Students attending STEM Alliance events showed greater academic and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Organizations, Quasiexperimental Design, Majors (Students)
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