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Quagliata, Andrew B. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
STEM education is argued as an essential ingredient in preparing our children for careers of the future. This study describes a university festival that includes the promotion of STEM-related career interests in young people among its goals. A total of 203 participants between the age of 7 and 17 completed both pre-event and post-event surveys. In…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Interests, Pretests Posttests, Participant Satisfaction
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Huett, Kim C.; Kawulich, Barbara – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
Collaborating at two universities to improve teaching and learning in undergraduate engineering, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, instructors, and evaluators planned and implemented the use of multimedia case studies with students enrolled in an introductory engineering course. This qualitative action evaluation study focuses on results…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Nadelson, Louis S.; Warner, Don; Brown, Eric – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
Research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) seek to increase the participating students' knowledge and perceptions of scientific research through engagement in laboratory research and related activities. Various REU outcomes have been investigated including influence on participants' content knowledge, career plans, and general perceptions of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Scientific Research, Science Laboratories
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Hartmann, Beth Lin; Jahren, Charles T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This paper presents the results of a study that sought to identify what companies mean by the word "leadership" when used a job descriptions for entry-level, full-time engineering positions. Seven years of job posting data was analyzed to first understand the frequency and use of the word "leadership" in job descriptions. Using…
Descriptors: Leadership, Engineering, Technical Occupations, Occupational Information
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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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Katsioloudis, Petros – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This exploratory study was designed to determine if there is a level of alignment between technology education curriculum and theories of intellectual development. The researcher compared Epstein's Brain Growth Theory and Piaget's Status of Intellectual Development with technology education curriculum from Australia, England, and the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Elementary Education, Brain
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Oyana, Tonny J.; Garcia, Sonia J.; Haegele, Jennifer A.; Hawthorne, Timothy L.; Morgan, Joe; Young, Nekya Jenise – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
To date, there has been a wealth of research on participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, but most research focuses on the implementation of programs and whether these programs work. Such research can be expanded and enhanced by considering geographic perspectives on participation in the STEM fields and by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Geography, Barriers, Access to Education
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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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Wei, Tie; Ford, Julie – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This article provides information about the integration of innovative hands-on activities within a sophomore-level Fluid Mechanics course at New Mexico Tech. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics with emphasis on teaching key equations and methods of analysis for solving real-world problems. Strategies and examples…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Educational Innovation, Hands on Science
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Kalevitch, Maria; Maurer, Cheryl; Badger, Paul; Holdan, Greg; Sirinterlikci, Arif – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (SEMS) at Robert Morris University (RMU) was awarded a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund scholarships to 21 academically talented but financially challenged students majoring in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Grants, Scholarships
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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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Bowen, Bradley; DeLuca, William – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
Many engineering and technology education classrooms incorporate simulation modeling as part of curricula to teach engineering and STEM-based concepts. The traditional method of the learning process has students first learn the content from the classroom teacher and then may have the opportunity to apply the learned content through simulation…
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences
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Denson, Cameron D.; Austin Stallworth, Chandra; Hailey, Christine; Householder, Daniel L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This paper examines STEM-based informal learning environments for underrepresented students and reports on the aspects of these programs that are beneficial to students. This qualitative study provides a nuanced look into informal learning environments and determines what is unique about these experiences and makes them beneficial for students. We…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Educational Environment, STEM Education, Qualitative Research
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Goldberg, Mary; Cooper, Rory; Milleville, Maria; Barry, Anne; Schein, Michelle L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This article describes a workshop with academic professionals and military leaders and includes the case study of a veterans' transition program that served as a resource for identifying best practices for programs for Veterans with Disabilities in STEM Degree Programs. The information collected during this workshop, along with the theoretical…
Descriptors: Veterans, Disabilities, STEM Education, Workshops
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Gupta, Anju – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This one-day workshop for pre-service teachers was aimed at implementing a uniquely designed and ready-to-implement chemical engineering curriculum in high school coursework. This educational and professional development opportunity introduced: 1) chemical engineering curriculum and career opportunities, 2) basic industrial processes and flow…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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