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Varney, M. W.; Janoudi, A.; Aslam, D. M.; Graham, D. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
Following the success of summer-camp-based programs, a new program has been developed for in-school sessions focused around LEGO robotics to foster interest in STEM topics at a young age. The program has been implemented in a very diverse school, and preliminary results on the efficacy of the program are presented. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Grade 3, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
Kantrov, Ilene – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR) in the Volusia County (Florida) Schools district is leading students to stronger academic gains and better preparation for college and career. AITR is a beefed-up version of the career academy model that began in Philadelphia in 1969. The strengths of AITR exemplify the features of career…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Practices, Improvement Programs, Career Academies
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Van Name, Barry – Tech Directions, 2012
There is a battlefield where no quarter is given, no mercy shown, but not a single drop of blood is spilled. It is an arena that witnesses the bringing together of high-tech design and manufacture with the outpouring of brute force, under the remotely accessed command of some of today's brightest students. This is the world of battling robots, or…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, Computer Assisted Design, High School Students
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication presents the following articles: (1) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Develops Student Recruitment and Retention Strategies; (2) Marketer Advises Tech Educators Appeal to Teens' Emotions, Desires to Do Something Important; (3) Digital Bridge Academy Gets At-Risk Students on Paths to Knowledge-Based Careers; (4) Project…
Descriptors: Technology Education, STEM Education, Community Colleges, Human Capital
Roblyer, M. D., Ed. – 1986
Current issues in educational uses for microcomputers are addressed in this collection of 139 abstracts of papers in which computer literacy and practical applications dominate. Topics discussed include factors related to computer use in the classroom, e.g., computer lab utilization; teaching geometry, science, math, and English via…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Holmquist, Stephanie Kaye – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The demand for STEM trained workers continues to increase not only in the United States, but globally. Reports have indicated that the United States is not doing a good job encouraging students to pursue STEM oriented degrees. In particular, it has become increasingly important to emphasize STEM connections at an early level in order to encourage…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Robotics, STEM Education, Student Attitudes