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Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Jan 2020

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Partnership with SCCPSS to provide paid residency opportunities for select Georgia Southern teacher candidates
  • Georgia Southern to offer new online Master of Public Health in Fall 2020
  • Georgia Southern launches lending program for STEM, social studies classrooms in southeast Georgia
  • Georgia Southern's online MBA recognized as best in Georgia


My News, Georgia Southern University Sep 2019

My News, Georgia Southern University

My News

  • Staff Professional Development Conference
  • Safe Space (LGBTQ+) training for faculty and staff
  • Human Resources MyHelp is launching next Monday
  • Georgia Southern students performed more than 46,000 hours of community service last year
  • "On the Verge" concert series makes Armstrong Campus debut
  • Georgia Southern professors mentor students at Boys and Girls Club of Statesboro, enhance STEM literacy with weeklong study
  • Georgia Southern presents "Our Lost Years" at annual Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture
  • Volleyball and Women's Soccer to host home events


Law School News: 'Rwu Law Is Essential To The Vision' 8-30-2019, Michael M. Bowden Aug 2019

Law School News: 'Rwu Law Is Essential To The Vision' 8-30-2019, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Aug 2019

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Georgia Southern's i2STEMe receives 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity


Full Stem Ahead, Shawn Knowlton, Megan Elbel Aug 2019

Full Stem Ahead, Shawn Knowlton, Megan Elbel

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

After school club that introduces students to STEM and builds problem-solving skills through hands-on, interactive activities.


Stem Opportunities - High School 2019, Huey-Xian Kelly Wong, Madeleine Rauhauser, Annie Morgan Nelson Aug 2019

Stem Opportunities - High School 2019, Huey-Xian Kelly Wong, Madeleine Rauhauser, Annie Morgan Nelson

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This publication details the lesson plan for the “Opportunities in STEM” club for the summer of 2019. This club began out of a desire to educate high school students about the opportunities and careers available in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Often, students feel that the prospect of entering a STEM field is daunting and out of their grasp. What it means to be a scientist is often unclear, and students never consider opportunities out of the fear of the unknown, particularly when science is associated with complexity and difficulty. This lesson plan integrates experiments with a wealth ...


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Jul 2019

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Paying it forward: Georgia Southern professor provides STEM opportunities to disadvantaged youth in her home country


The Voice Of Latinas Persisting In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics: A Phenomenological Study, Patricia Meulemans May 2019

The Voice Of Latinas Persisting In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics: A Phenomenological Study, Patricia Meulemans

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study is to describe the lived experiences of Latinas who persist in a STEM degree in the United States. The central question guiding this research is, what is the essence of the lived experiences of Latinas persisting in STEM education? The sample was composed of 10 Latinas who persisted in a bachelor’s degree in STEM. The lived experiences of Latinas who persisted with a degree in STEM was defined as Hispanic females who graduated from a four-year university with a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The theory guiding this study is ...


Equity In Stem: Utilizing Student Experience To Better Inform Policy And Practice, Natasha Hessami Apr 2019

Equity In Stem: Utilizing Student Experience To Better Inform Policy And Practice, Natasha Hessami

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

As women and people of color continue to pursue higher education and other advanced degrees, the STEM field consistently lags behind in diverse representation and leadership. There is a critical need to address the structural barriers marginalized groups face to accessing and succeeding in STEM and invest both time and money into innovative student-centered solutions. This project outlines the development of the CSE Student Ambassador program and implementation recommendations, the development and presentation of seminars focused on equity in the Biology and Chemistry departments, and general recommendations for faculty to make classroom and lab spaces more inclusive.


#Golead Newsletter, Georgia Southern University Feb 2019

#Golead Newsletter, Georgia Southern University

#GoLead Newsletter

  • Nominations are open for Leadership Awards!
  • Join the Paw Walk Fun!
  • SERVE912
  • Book Bus Volunteers Needed!
  • Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad
  • Volunteer with the Spring Fling!
  • Join the Alumni Association for the Southern Women Leadership Series!

  • Click the link below to connect with a Community Liaison!


#Golead Newsletter, Georgia Southern University Feb 2019

#Golead Newsletter, Georgia Southern University

#GoLead Newsletter

  • Need Volunteers?
  • Nominations are open for Leadership Awards!
  • SERVE912
  • Book Bus Volunteers Needed!
  • Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad
  • Volunteer with the Spring Fling
  • Join the Alumni Association for the Southern Women Leadership Series!


Law School News: Roger Williams University Announces 11th President 02-13-2019, Ed Fitzpatrick Feb 2019

Law School News: Roger Williams University Announces 11th President 02-13-2019, Ed Fitzpatrick

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


College Of Education News, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University Jan 2019

College Of Education News, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University

Education, College of - News

  • Georgia Southern EAGLE Academy to host open house on Jan. 22
  • Pre-service teachers create freshwater devices
  • COE professor and students travel to state conference
  • Georgia Southern to host free film screening on Armstrong Campus: Award-winning film addresses the impact of the digital age on children


What Is Humanistic Stem And Why Do We Need It?, Debra T. Bourdeau, Beverly L. Wood Jan 2019

What Is Humanistic Stem And Why Do We Need It?, Debra T. Bourdeau, Beverly L. Wood

Publications

Getting students who are planning on technical careers to value their general education courses, particularly in the humanities, is not an easy task. The experiences of two professors from disciplines that cross the so-called divide between STEM and Humanities motivate not only a series of courses blending the two to the advantage of their own students but also a virtual pedagogical community to support efforts taking place elsewhere.


Infographic: Stem And Medical Careers Related To Sports, Melanie Canfield, Leroy Long Iii Jan 2019

Infographic: Stem And Medical Careers Related To Sports, Melanie Canfield, Leroy Long Iii

Publications

This infographic includes science, technology, engineering, math and medical (STEMM) careers related to sports. The targeted audience for the infographic is college counselors, professors, coaches and student-athletes who pursue STEMM degrees while playing a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sport. The infographic may also be useful to K-12 students, parents, teachers and coaches. A job description, average salary, and undergraduate major are listed for a variety of careers such as data scientist, video game designer, sports engineer, sports economist, physical therapist, and mental health clinician.


A Low-Intensity, Hybrid Design Between A "Traditional" And A "Course-Based" Research Experience Yields Positive Outcomes For Science Undergraduate Freshmen And Shows Potential For Large-Scale Application, Thushani Rodrigo-Peiris, Lin Xiang, Vincent M. Cassone Dec 2018

A Low-Intensity, Hybrid Design Between A "Traditional" And A "Course-Based" Research Experience Yields Positive Outcomes For Science Undergraduate Freshmen And Shows Potential For Large-Scale Application, Thushani Rodrigo-Peiris, Lin Xiang, Vincent M. Cassone

Biology Faculty Publications

Based on positive student outcomes, providing research experiences from early undergraduate years is recommended for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors. To this end, we designed a novel research experience called the “STEMCats Research Experience” (SRE) for a cohort of 119 second-semester freshmen with diverse college preparatory levels, demographics, and academic majors. The SRE targeted student outcomes of enhancing retention in STEM majors, STEM competency development, and STEM academic performance. It was designed as a hybrid of features from apprenticeship-based traditional undergraduate research experience and course-based undergraduate research experience designs, considering five factors: 1) an authentic research experience, 2 ...


Makerspace Club, Carolyn Brady Oct 2018

Makerspace Club, Carolyn Brady

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This is a unique club that allows children to explore the world around them and make projects using materials provided by educators, and to get children thinking about how things work in the world, and how they do. They gain knowledge about success and failure of these things by recreating them.


College Of Education News, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University Jun 2018

College Of Education News, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University

Education, College of - News

  • Georgia Southern awarded National Science Foundation grant; will lead collaboration with state universities to improve STEM education

  • Georgia Southern’s online Master of Education Program earns Top 50 national ranking

  • Georgia Southern faculty author child trauma series in national psychology publication

  • Georgia Southern research promotes faculty and staff collaboration

  • College of Education alumnus, professor emeritus named Deen Day Smith Lifetime Achievement recipient

  • Georgia Southern students partner with Wesley Community Center to encourage literacy


College Of Education News, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University May 2018

College Of Education News, College Of Education, Georgia Southern University

Education, College of - News

  • COE students recognized at Armstrong Campus awards convocation
  • i2STEMe to host STEM camps this summer
  • COE awards internal research support
  • MAT candidates share knowledge at spring conferences


The Impact Of Mentoring On Life Science Undergraduate Mentors, Kari Nelson May 2018

The Impact Of Mentoring On Life Science Undergraduate Mentors, Kari Nelson

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Universities are increasingly encouraging their undergraduates to become mentors to others, yet relatively little research has been done to empirically understand the impact of this work on the mentors themselves. Therefore, the overall goals of this work were: (1) To evaluate the types of studies that have been conducted on the impacts of serving as an undergraduate mentor; (2) To examine the methodological rigor of recent studies and make recommendations for improvement; and (3) To asses if serving as an undergraduate mentor impacted the critical thinking of the mentors, using a valid and reliable instrument, the California Critical Thinking Skills ...


Lost In Translation: How The Way We Talk About Math And Science Isn't Helping Anyone, Jonathan Flynn Apr 2018

Lost In Translation: How The Way We Talk About Math And Science Isn't Helping Anyone, Jonathan Flynn

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

All podcast episodes are found at the bottom of the page under Additional Files.

"Lost in Translation" is a podcast that discusses the problems with our society's attitude towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics and we can address them.

This podcast has three episodes which are listed in Additional Files, along with the bibliography.


Cultivating An Inclusive Culture In Stem: Understanding The Role Of Scientists In Shaping Diverse And Inclusive Communities, Tian Qing Yen Apr 2018

Cultivating An Inclusive Culture In Stem: Understanding The Role Of Scientists In Shaping Diverse And Inclusive Communities, Tian Qing Yen

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

There are few opportunities in science to talk about the ways race, gender, and other intersectional identities shape our work. However, our positions as scientists do not excuse us from the responsibility of cultivating a culture of inclusion in STEM. This project describes the development and facilitation of a workshop created specifically for students studying science to engage with community, identity and oppression. The project includes a lesson plan with activities, and analyses of the responses from students who attended the workshops and the response of the community.


Anatomy Of Stem Teaching In North American Universities, Paul J. Wendel, Joan M. Esson, Kathryn M. Plank, Anna M. Young Mar 2018

Anatomy Of Stem Teaching In North American Universities, Paul J. Wendel, Joan M. Esson, Kathryn M. Plank, Anna M. Young

Education Faculty Scholarship & Creative Works

A large body of evidence demonstrates that strategies that promote student interactions and cognitively engage students with content lead to gains in learning and attitudinal outcomes for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Many educational and governmental bodies have called for and supported adoption of these student centered strategies throughout the undergraduate STEM curriculum.


People Like Me: Providing Relatable And Realistic Role Models For Underrepresented Minorities In Stem To Increase Their Motivation And Likelihood Of Success, Nir Aish, Philip Asare, Elif Eda Miskioglu Mar 2018

People Like Me: Providing Relatable And Realistic Role Models For Underrepresented Minorities In Stem To Increase Their Motivation And Likelihood Of Success, Nir Aish, Philip Asare, Elif Eda Miskioglu

Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations

Despite efforts to increase participation of racial and ethnic minorities (excluding Asians) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States, this group remains underrepresented in these fields. Many efforts to increase minority participation focus on support structures to help this group “get through” the pipeline. However, less attention has been paid to increasing their intrinsic motivation to pursue careers in STEM. Our work is focused on increasing this intrinsic motivation, looking at role models as external influences. Underrepresented minorities are faced with a limited role model pool and in many cases with role models (who we call ...


Disability In Postsecondary Stem Learning Environments: What Faculty Focus Groups Reveal About Definitions And Obstacles To Effective Support, Genia Bettencourt, Ezekiel Kimball, Ryan S. Wells Jan 2018

Disability In Postsecondary Stem Learning Environments: What Faculty Focus Groups Reveal About Definitions And Obstacles To Effective Support, Genia Bettencourt, Ezekiel Kimball, Ryan S. Wells

Published Work

Students with disabilities lag behind their peers without disabilities in success outcomes related to access to, persistence within, and completion of postsecondary degree programs (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2017). Faculty play a key role in shaping student success. To date, however, most of the work exploring faculty attitudes and behaviors has drawn from a broad sample (e.g., Buchanan, Charles, Rigler, & Hart, 2010; Kraska, 2003; Jensen, McCray, Krampe, & Cooper, 2004; Rao & Gartin, 2003), with only limited exploration of the attitudes and behaviors of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics [STEM] faculty (e.g., Milligan, 2010; Moon, Utschig, Todd, & Bozzorg, 2011). This study seeks to understand how STEM faculty think about and respond to students with disabilities in order to shape effective interventions. Data were collected through ...


A How-To Guide On Bringing Undergraduate Research To Community And Technical Colleges, Angelo Kolokithas, Olga Calderón Jan 2018

A How-To Guide On Bringing Undergraduate Research To Community And Technical Colleges, Angelo Kolokithas, Olga Calderón

Publications and Research

Increasing the interest and participation of students in STEM is a priority for colleges, universities, and the nation as a whole. As new generations of students embark in training and in learning novel technologies to deal with the challenges of emerging infectious diseases, crop and food production, and the development of new and better sustainable alternatives in the face of a changing environment on our planet, we must also evolve our approach to teaching and learning. One strategy that may be found helpful as students face the challenges ahead is to instill inquiry and problem-solving skills as part of their ...


Infographic: Be An Engineer, Leroy L. Long Iii, William Wanyagah Jan 2018

Infographic: Be An Engineer, Leroy L. Long Iii, William Wanyagah

Publications

Infographic on how to become an engineer.


Infographic: Institutional Barriers To Black And Latino Male Collegians’ Success In Engineering And Related Stem Fields, Leroy L. Long Iii, William Wanyagah Jan 2018

Infographic: Institutional Barriers To Black And Latino Male Collegians’ Success In Engineering And Related Stem Fields, Leroy L. Long Iii, William Wanyagah

Publications

Infographic was created to support the article Institutional Barriers to Black and Latino Male Collegian's Success in Engineering and Related Stem Fields, which can be read here:


Examining The Relationships Between Gender Role Congruity, Identity, And The Choice To Persist For Women In Undergraduate Physics Majors, Bronwen Bares Pelaez Nov 2017

Examining The Relationships Between Gender Role Congruity, Identity, And The Choice To Persist For Women In Undergraduate Physics Majors, Bronwen Bares Pelaez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Persistent gender disparity limits the available contributors to advancing some science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. While higher education can be an influential time-point for ensuring adequate participation, many physics programs across the U.S. have few women in classroom or lab settings. Prior research indicates that these women face considerable barriers. For university students, faculty, and administration to appropriately address these issues, it is important to understand the experiences of women as they navigate male-dominated STEM fields.

This explanatory sequential mixed methods study explored undergraduate female physics majors’ experiences with their male-dominated academic and research spaces in the ...


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Aug 2017

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Katherine Taylor's Reflective Plane on view at Center for Art & Theatre Sept. - OCT. 20
  • Georgia Southern Professor Alma Stevenson receives award from 'Insight Into Diversity' Magazine