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Stem On A Budget 2.0: A Basic Guide For Teaching Stem In Ops Afterschool Programs, Tyrome Williams Feb 2020

Stem On A Budget 2.0: A Basic Guide For Teaching Stem In Ops Afterschool Programs, Tyrome Williams

Criss Library Faculty Publications

This guide was written with the goal of providing a rough lesson plan, which could act as a supplemental guide for sustainable activities in order to better serve their students and children in the Omaha area. The STEM lessons I chose in this guide are engaging, hold educational value, and are cost effective if used properly. This book contains valuable information to supplement STEM learning. Whether you’re a teacher, instructor, supervisor for children, or a substitute; you will always be the most valuable asset in your classroom. This is a free use document and should not be sold for ...


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


The Perceived Role Of Online Stem Dual Credit In Rural Nebraska High Schools, Trentee Bush Nov 2019

The Perceived Role Of Online Stem Dual Credit In Rural Nebraska High Schools, Trentee Bush

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This exploratory study was based on interviews with twelve participants, four community college dual credit coordinators and eight high school administrators (principals and guidance counselors). The purpose was to understand the role of dual credit STEM courses in rural Nebraska high schools and the impact these courses had on the institution. The interview process revealed the lack of uniformity in dual credit processes throughout the state.

The concept of dual credit is widely discussed. The potential benefits and challenges of these courses and programs are vast. Without national legislation, each state can make determinations and decisions about state-wide policies related ...


Learning Opportunities 2019/2020, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

Learning Opportunities 2019/2020, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Course Catalogs

The graduation requirements of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy are established by the IMSA Board of Trustees. Each semester students must take a minimum of five academic courses (2.5 credits) for a letter grade (not Pass/Fail) not including Fine Arts, Wellness, SIR, Internship, and Independent Study. Students may enroll in a maximum of nine courses each semester including academic courses, Fine Arts,Wellness, SIR, Internship, and Independent Study. Only courses taken for a letter grade will count towards graduation credit.


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 ...


Traffic Noise And Sexual Selection: Studies Of Anthropogenic Impact On Bird Songs And Undergraduate Student Reasoning Of Evolutionary Mechanisms, Sarah Spier Aug 2019

Traffic Noise And Sexual Selection: Studies Of Anthropogenic Impact On Bird Songs And Undergraduate Student Reasoning Of Evolutionary Mechanisms, Sarah Spier

Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources

Humans have transformed much of the natural landscape and are continuing to do so at an accelerated rate, compromising natural areas that serve as important habitat for many species. Roads impact much of the environment as they fragment habitat and introduce traffic noise into the acoustic environment, deferentially affecting wildlife in roadside habitat. I explored how traffic noise affects the detection of birds based on whether their vocalizations were masked by traffic noise. Masked species detection was not affected by an increase in traffic noise amplitude, while there was a negative effect of traffic noise amplitude on unmasked species detection ...


Traffic Noise And Sexual Selection: Studies Of Anthropogenic Impact On Bird Songs And Undergraduate Student Reasoning Of Evolutionary Mechanisms, Sarah Spier Aug 2019

Traffic Noise And Sexual Selection: Studies Of Anthropogenic Impact On Bird Songs And Undergraduate Student Reasoning Of Evolutionary Mechanisms, Sarah Spier

Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources

Humans have transformed much of the natural landscape and are continuing to do so at an accelerated rate, compromising natural areas that serve as important habitat for many species. Roads impact much of the environment as they fragment habitat and introduce traffic noise into the acoustic environment, deferentially affecting wildlife in roadside habitat. I explored how traffic noise affects the detection of birds based on whether their vocalizations were masked by traffic noise. Masked species detection was not affected by an increase in traffic noise amplitude, while there was a negative effect of traffic noise amplitude on unmasked species detection ...


Impact Of Robotic Challenges On Fifth Grade Problem Solving, Julie Rankin Aug 2019

Impact Of Robotic Challenges On Fifth Grade Problem Solving, Julie Rankin

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

This action research project was designed to investigate the impact of educational robotics in a fifth grade rural classroom. The integration of science, technology, engineering, and math in education (STEM) has sparked an increase of robotics in the classroom. The purpose of the study was to determine if problem-solving skills can be impacted through continuing involvement with challenges using various educational robotics and programming tools. The study sought to answer two research questions: (1) How does the introduction of robotics challenges in a fifth-grade classroom impact students’ problem solving skills? (2) How do robotics in the classroom impact student interest ...


Influence Of Stem Lessons On Critical Thinking, Brooke Waddell Aug 2019

Influence Of Stem Lessons On Critical Thinking, Brooke Waddell

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

The study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is leading educators into a new world of teaching. The classroom roles have been reversed and students are now in charge of their own learning. Students are learning how to engineer and solve real-world problems through critical thinking. Integrated STEM lessons are teaching students to use their prior knowledge across subject areas to prepare themselves for the workforce needed in the 21st century. This study was conducted in a rural second grade classroom with the number of students ranging from 16 to 21. Throughout this study qualitative data was collected ...


The Impacts On Rural Families When Engaging In Stem Education, Kimberly Felton-Canfield Aug 2019

The Impacts On Rural Families When Engaging In Stem Education, Kimberly Felton-Canfield

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

Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Nights and Family STEM Backpacks are a way for schools to provide stakeholders the opportunity to work together in a hands-on, interactive environment to learn more about STEM subjects. Students, teachers, parents and community partners learn through various activities what career choices are available that engage STEM disciplines. Through action research, qualitative data was gathered to discover the community impact of attending a Family STEM night and participating in Family STEM Backpack Projects. Participants completed pre- and post- event surveys and open-ended interview questions. The whole community was invited to participate in Family ...


Assessment And Engagement Strategies For Stem, Aaron Rohde Aug 2019

Assessment And Engagement Strategies For Stem, Aaron Rohde

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

In this study, I looked at how does student engagement change when a certain assessment is announced prior to a unit. This study looks at what different assessment levels have been researched to accomplish and how to utilize that to our advantage. I researched how does student engagement change when STEM projects are introduced in a 5th grade classroom. It is the role as educators to work towards providing our students with the opportunities to express their levels of knowledge and to show students what they have achieved. This study looks at what I found to be important about STEM ...


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 Journey Is The Destination: Storytelling In The Cloud, Beth Jane Toren Jun 2019

The Journey Is The Destination: Storytelling In The Cloud, Beth Jane Toren

Faculty Scholarship

"Storytelling with Archives" is a transdisciplinary Honors College course developed as part of the Honors College Faculty Fellows program. Primarily STEM majors, most students took the course to fulfill a “creativity and the arts” course requirement.

Students developed confidence in their own voice and creativity along with practical digital literacy skills through the practice of digital storytelling. Lessons combined soft skills such as listening, consensus building and historical empathy with digital production, and the theory and practice of story work applied to their disciplines.

Visitors to this poster have the opportunity to critically examine innovative classroom assessment techniques including daily ...


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 ...


The Hottest Color For The Fastest Ride: A Problem-Based Unit Of Instruction For The Elementary And Middle School Science Classroom, Madison Wells Apr 2019

The Hottest Color For The Fastest Ride: A Problem-Based Unit Of Instruction For The Elementary And Middle School Science Classroom, Madison Wells

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

There is a major gap in the availability of Next Generation Science Standard focused curriculum that effectively utilizes technology to solve real-world problems in an authentic way. “The Hottest Color for the Fastest Ride” will allow students to participate in the real-world application of reflection absorption of light and heat due to color through designing, building, and testing two dual-tone corvettes. This three-day unit of physics instruction designed for fourth- and fifth- grade science classrooms will be tied to a grand challenge that tasks the students with designing a dual-tone car that will stay cool during Kentucky’s hot summer ...


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.


How Participation In The Arts Impacts Learning Comprehension For High School Students During Stem Coursework At Two High Schools In Southwest Florida: A Case Study, Tiffany Lynn Jennings Apr 2019

How Participation In The Arts Impacts Learning Comprehension For High School Students During Stem Coursework At Two High Schools In Southwest Florida: A Case Study, Tiffany Lynn Jennings

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this case study was to understand how participation in the arts impacts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) coursework for students at two Southwest Florida High Schools. Within the context of the study, the term “arts’ was used to collectively refer to all visual and performing arts courses, including painting, drawing, graphic arts, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, music, and theatre. Studies show that in order to be innovative, students need to have the experiences that the arts can foster in the right side of the brain, the side associated with creativity (Eisner, 2002). I chose a case study ...


#Golead Newsletter, Georgia Southern University Feb 2019

#Golead Newsletter, Georgia Southern University

#GoLead Newsletter

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#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.


Research In Stem Education Center Colloquium, University Of Maine Feb 2019

Research In Stem Education Center Colloquium, University Of Maine

General University of Maine Publications

The University of Maine's Research in STEM Education colloquium slides


Diversifying The Stem Education To Career Pathway!!!, Adrienne Coleman, Sowmya Anjur Feb 2019

Diversifying The Stem Education To Career Pathway!!!, Adrienne Coleman, Sowmya Anjur

Faculty Publications & Research

Education has always been a privilege. Most of us do not realize this. Opposition to the implementation of diversity and social equity has littered history. Many modern inventions and improvements were conceived under circumstances that included dire poverty and social inequity. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy recognizes and acknowledges the historical underrepresentation and marginalization of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse groups, both universally, and particularly, in STEM education and professions. Thus, this presentation will focus on the development of a plan for advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who ...


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


Equitable Engagement In Stem: Using E-Textiles To Challenge The Positioning Of Non-Dominant Girls In School Science, Kristin A. Searle, Colby Tofel-Grehl, Janet Breitenstein Jan 2019

Equitable Engagement In Stem: Using E-Textiles To Challenge The Positioning Of Non-Dominant Girls In School Science, Kristin A. Searle, Colby Tofel-Grehl, Janet Breitenstein

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This paper examines how working with sewable, programmable electronics embedded in textiles (e-textiles) impacted the self-perceptions and actions of two middle school girls from non-dominant communities as they navigated their place within science class. Using analytic induction (Erickson, 1986), we explore the phenomena around their experiences and the influence of their teachers’ perceptions. Findings indicate that the personalizable nature of e-textiles created a meaningful opportunity for students to engage in science class in a new way.


Predictors Of Adolescents’ Interest In Stem Majors And Careers, Ei Myint Jan 2019

Predictors Of Adolescents’ Interest In Stem Majors And Careers, Ei Myint

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

Advanced Research Winner 2019:

The United States currently faces a shortage of qualified workers in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The first critical step in preventing the labor shortage in STEM is understanding the factors that guide adolescents toward STEM pursuits. Drawing on Eccles’ expectancy-value theory (EVT), the current study aims to identify factors that are relevant to adolescents’ interest in STEM majors and careers. Data were collected from 629 adolescents (Mage = 16.09). Participants attended a high school in northern California and predominantly identified as Asian American (82% of the sample). Preliminary analyses revealed ...


Teachers’ Perception Of Stem Integration And Education: A Systematic Literature Review, Kelly C. Margot, Todd Kettler Jan 2019

Teachers’ Perception Of Stem Integration And Education: A Systematic Literature Review, Kelly C. Margot, Todd Kettler

Funded Articles

Background: For schools to include quality STEM education, it is important to understand teachers’ beliefs and perceptions related to STEM talent development. Teachers, as important persons within a student’s talent development, hold prior views and experiences that will influence their STEM instruction. This study attempts to understand what is known about teachers’ perceptions of STEM education by examining existing literature.

Results: Study inclusion criteria consisted of empirical articles, which aligned with research questions, published in a scholarly journal between 2000 and 2016 in English. Participants included in primary studies were preK-12 teachers. After quality assessment, 25 articles were included ...