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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Cunningham, Kelly; Jordan, Alec – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This article explores the application of science identity development theory for women of color interested in the science disciplines; and it advocates for taking an intersectional approach to understanding how women of color form science identities. The article also challenges community college administrators and scholars to focus on redefining…
Descriptors: Women Scientists, Minority Group Students, Community Colleges, Science Education
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Langley, William – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
An individual faculty can mentor students doing undergraduate research. Such an endeavor represents a substantial commitment of time and effort on the part of the faculty who would like to mentor a substantial number of students, want to use time and materials as efficiently as possible, and want the students and the program to receive…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Two Year Colleges, Student Research, Mentors
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Reddy, Christopher – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Interactive television is a type of distance education that uses streaming audio and video technology for real-time student-teacher interaction. Here, I discuss the design and logistics for developing a high school laboratory-based science course taught to students at a distance using interactive technologies. The goal is to share a successful…
Descriptors: Science Education, Distance Education, Synchronous Communication, Television
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
Growing Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) talent Washington MESA--Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement--helps under-represented community college students excel in school and ultimately earn STEM bachelor's degrees. MESA has two key programs: one for K-12 students, and the other for community and technical college…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Engineering Education
Berrett, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Original research in biology, which is thought to spark student interest and bolster majors, makes its way to the associate-degree level. Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, students of biology in community colleges will have the chance to do research on open-ended, real-world questions with no predetermined answers--and…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Educational Benefits, Student Interests, Biology
Musante, Susan – BioScience, 2012
Over the coming decade, America will need one million more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals than was originally projected. This is the conclusion of a February 2012 report, "Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics".…
Descriptors: Careers, Community Colleges, Engineering, Higher Education
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Hull, Dan – Community College Journal, 2012
The country's technological edge is receding, and the problem cannot be solved simply by flooding the workforce with more engineers and scientists. This comes as little surprise to administrators at the nation's community colleges. In 2007, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine responded to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Community Colleges, Careers, High Schools
Lloyd, Patrick M.; Eckhardt, Ronald A. – Science Educator, 2010
Almost one half of U.S. students receiving B.S. and M.S. science degrees attend community colleges during their academic careers, yet for the large majority of community college students in the sciences, a four-year degree in a STEM discipline remains an unrealized goal. The authors describe methods intended to improve student learning, retention,…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Sciences
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
This article discusses how the Bridge program, a partnership between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, can become the nation's leading producer of doctoral graduates in astronomy, physics and material sciences. A graduate at Fisk, Ebonee Walker gets free tuition to attend one of the world's leading universities, a book allowance, a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Physics, Astronomy, Sciences
Hyslop, Alisha – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2010
For the last several years, concern has been brewing about America's underinvestment and underperformance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics--the fields collectively known as STEM. STEM can be described as an initiative for securing America's leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and identifying…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
EdSource, 2009
This Parent/Student Guide explains why Algebra I is a required subject, how it helps prepare students for the future, how Algebra I fits into the student's high school math program, and what parents can do to support their student's success in learning algebra. It also explains why California policymakers require all students to take algebra and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Hause, Ellen M., Ed. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
The goals of the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program, supported by the National Science Foundation and administered by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), are to provide technical assistance and networking opportunities for the purpose of improving community college programs that prepare technicians in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Professional Development, Technical Assistance, Social Networks
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This book showcases 22 programs at and for community colleges that contribute to the development of teachers in elementary and secondary schools throughout the nation. They represent 2+2 transfer programs from community colleges to 4-year colleges and universities, associate degree programs, post-baccalaureate programs for "career switchers," …
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Transfer Programs, Community Colleges, Elementary Schools
Hyslop, Alisha – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2008
National activities focus on priority areas and are often designed to develop, improve and identify the most successful methods and techniques for providing career and technical education (CTE) programs under Perkins. One of these priority areas under the 2006 Perkins Act is the integration of academic and technical education. Since the early…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Agriculture, Food
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Lester, Carole N. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
This article shares the college's experiences and the lessons learned in the creation of the GREENRichland Program and the other approaches to building sustainability. These programs directly support the college's vision to be the best place to learn, teach, and build sustainable local and world community. This discussion features details…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, Energy
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