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Mamiya, Blain; Powell, Cynthia B.; Shelton, G. Robert; Dubrovskiy, Anton; Villalta-Cerdas, Adrian; Broadway, Susan; Weber, Rebecca; Mason, Diana – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2022
This article looks at the effects of environmental factors such as classification, residence location, and employment status of Hispanic students who unsuccessfully completed first-semester general chemistry (Chem I) at a Hispanic-Serving or emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution. Students' automaticity skills in arithmetic and quantitative…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, At Risk Students, Hispanic American Students, Chemistry
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Reed, Kelynne E.; Aiello, David P.; Barton, Lance F.; Gould, Stephanie L.; McCain, Karla S.; Richardson, John M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
This article discusses the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Teaching and Research (STAR) Leadership Program, developed at Austin College, which engages students in activities integrated into undergraduate STEM courses that promote the development of leadership behaviors. Students focus on interpersonal communication,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Integrated Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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Gregorius, Roberto – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
A comparison was made between students' overall performance, as measured by overall grade, in different teaching and learning protocols: (1) traditional textbook and lecture along with standard examinations; (2) lectures with online augmentation and PowerPoint lecture notes along with standard examinations; (3) similar to "(2)" but with…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Tests, Lecture Method, Cognitive Development
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Robertson, William H.; Garcia, Claudia Vanessa; Lougheed, Vanessa L.; Tweedie, Craig; Velasco, Aaron – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
The International Polar Year-Research and Educational Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities (IPY-ROAM) program was designed to increase minority participation in polar science by immersing participants in an academic program that included a trip to Antarctica. The IPY-ROAM program was focused on increasing public understanding of the polar…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Higher Education
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Poelzer, G. Herold; Zeng, Liang – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
This quasi-experimental pilot study of nonscience majors taking a physical science course at a university in South Texas was conducted on Hispanic undergraduate students, and is theory based--an application of attribution theory. That the treatment group outperformed the comparison group provides evidence of the positive effect of having students…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Attribution Theory, Undergraduate Students, Physical Sciences
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Banner, Jay L.; Guda, Nelson; James, Eric W.; Stern, Libby A.; Zavala, Brian; Gordon, Jessica D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
To address the low priority given to university-level outreach, the authors created an outreach program that makes it easy for scientists to connect with the public, while at the same time providing effective transfer of scientific research results to the public and the K-12 community. The result is a program called the Hot Science--Cool Talks…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Outreach Programs, Natural Sciences
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Zavrel, Erik; Herreid, Clyde Freeman – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
This case study is centered upon the recent debate concerning the decision by Texas Governor Rick Perry to mandate the compulsory vaccination of girls in the Texas public school system against the human papillomavirus (HPV) prior to entering the sixth grade. The interrupted case method is particularly appropriate for this subject with the case…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Disease Control, Grade 6, Public Schools