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Lamendola, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The current need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) trained professionals in industry who can meet the demand for a technologically connected economy requires the United States to find an effective and efficient means to increase student interest, retention, and graduation rates in the STEM fields (MacPhee et al., 2013;…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Students, Partnerships in Education, Middle School Students
Goff, Jennifer Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This three-paper format dissertation explored the impact of service-learning on three key constituents: the university, university students conducting the service, and the community receiving the service. Paper one quantitatively explored the impact of service-learning on university students' perspective through the use of end of year…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
Smith, Chad James – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied expectancy-value theory, social cognitive theory and math anxiety theory from academic motivation literature to understand the impact of math anxiety on attitudes and interest in STEM educational pathways. The purpose of this study was to determine if math anxiety was a barrier for student enrollment in STEM pathways. This study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, STEM Education
Rehm, Sasha – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the relationship between mentor characteristics, beliefs about youth, relational communication skills, and the closeness of the mentoring relationship. To evaluate the effect of youth mentoring on college students participating in an academic service learning experience, it is important to examine positive mentoring outcomes…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Mentors, Service Learning
Jensen-Inman, Leslie Reese – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The author served as facilitator of a group of graphic design college students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). These students embarked on a collaborative, 24-hour+, work-around-the-clock, creative blitz and used design thinking to serve the needs of Dalewood Middle School in Chattanooga. Students collaborated with industry…
Descriptors: College Students, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Student Experience
Granshaw, Frank Douglas – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Virtual reality (VR) is increasingly used to acquaint geoscience novices with some of the observation, data gathering, and problem solving done in actual field situations by geoscientists. VR environments in a variety of forms are used to prepare students for doing geologic fieldwork, as well as to provide proxies for such experience when…
Descriptors: Expertise, Field Instruction, Field Trips, Middle Schools