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Burgin, Stephen R.; Sadler, Troy D. – Science Teacher, 2013
This article describes summer programs that allow high school students to participate in an "authentic scientific research experience" (ASRE). These summer programs are specifically designed to embed students in working laboratories and research groups. Summer ASRE programs for secondary learners range in length from a couple of weeks to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Lu, Kathy – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2009
This study was conducted under the grand scheme of nanotechnology education and was focused on examining the nanotechnology readiness of first-year engineering students. The study found that most students learned the term "nano" from popular science magazines or as a measurement unit; less than 5% of the students learned "nano" through…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, College Freshmen, STEM Education
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
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Hudson-Smith, Natalie V.; Cahill, Meghan S.; Klein, Nathan D.; Krause, Miriam O.P.; Haynes, Christy L. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Although nanotechnology lessons are increasingly integrated into curricula, students still face significant challenges in understanding the characterization techniques used to investigate nanotechnology. Many characterization techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), are prohibitively expensive for primarily undergraduate…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Chemistry, Technology, Molecular Structure
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Gardner, Grant E.; Jones, M. Gail; Albe, Virginie; Blonder, Ron; Laherto, Antti; Macher, Daniel; Paechter, Manuela – Research in Science Education, 2017
Recent efforts in the science education community have highlighted the need to integrate research and theory from science communication research into more general science education scholarship. These synthesized research perspectives are relatively novel but serve an important need to better understand the impacts that the advent of rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education
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Islam, A. B. M. Iftekharul; Kelkar, Ajit; Azzi, Elie; Ryan, Thomas J.; Ryan, James G. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is one of the most discussed topics among educators today. The current high-tech world requires more scientists and engineers than ever before. Although many strategies have been introduced to motivate students to enter technical fields, additional approaches are needed to continue to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Demonstrations (Educational), Hands on Science
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Smith, Corey; Wingate, Lori – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Expanding and diversifying the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce is a national priority. The National Science Foundation is investing efforts at post secondary education institutions to engage individuals who have been historically underrepresented in STEM. This paper investigated the use of strategies to broaden…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Student Participation, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Management
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VanDorn, Daniel; Ravalli, Matthew T.; Small, Mary Margaret; Hillery, Barbara; Andreescu, Silvana – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
There has been much interest in magnetite (Fe[subscript 3]O[subscript 4]) due to its utility in adsorbing high concentrations of arsenic in contaminated water. The magnetic properties of the material allow for simple dispersion and removal from an aqueous system. An inquiry-based laboratory has been developed that illustrates these unique…
Descriptors: College Science, Scientific Concepts, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Hughes, Bill – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
A low-cost and portable colorimeter kit has been designed and developed as an educational tool at Penn State University by Dr. Daniel Sykes for K-12 schools' integrated STEM learning. This scientific instrument allows students to learn how scientists utilize light as a means to study the chemical and physical properties of materials with an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Algebra, Technology Education, Electronics