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ERIC Number: EJ1231794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
An Integrated STEM Introduction to Increase Interdisciplinary Thinking and Research Preparation
Kramer, Barbara; Walston, Timothy
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v20 n1 p50-53 Apr-Sep 2019
An integrative introduction to the sciences and an introduction to scientific writing can provide a strong foundation for broadly trained STEM majors to explore the interconnectedness of STEM disciplines and prepare them for scientific research. These goals have been accomplished through a sequence of two first-year courses, STEM 101: Integrative STEM Freshman Seminar and STEM 105: Inquiry Seminar. In STEM 101, students define the STEM disciplines, see the interconnectedness of the disciplines, learn scientific ethics, and develop team-building skills as they complete a group project that explores the nature and process of science. In STEM 105, students learn about and then engage in a variety of forms of scientific communication as they develop and present an independent research proposal.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DMS0928013; DUE1742289