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Kramer, Amy; Dringenberg, Emily; Morris, Carter; McCarthy, Darcy – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
The marginalization of women in engineering is a persistent problem. The overall goal of our collaborative project was to promote interest and participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly for high school girls. We took an action research approach with a local high school science teacher to develop,…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Self Efficacy, World Views
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Timothy Robinson; Adam Kirn; Jenny Amos; Indira Chatterjee – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
This multi-methods study explores changes in engineering interest and identity of middle and high school students (n = 79) attending introductory-level engineering summer camps at a large western land grant university. Middle school is a critical time when student interest, identity, and subsequently career choice begin to emerge and hence it is…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Camps, Engineering Education, Middle School Students
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Gale, Jessica – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Extant research and engineering education frameworks call for students to engage in personally meaningful engineering projects; however, there are few case studies documenting the work of young engineers working to design solutions to real-world problems that matter to them. This qualitative case study describes the work of a purposively selected…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, High School Students
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Spruill, Nyissia Charmaine; Hennessy Elliott, Colin; Della Volpe, Daniela; Alcantara, Keidy – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This paper examines video data of a high school robotics team to explore practices that empower youth from underrepresented groups in engineering to disrupt traditional boundaries around what engineering is and who is considered competent to participate in its practice. We analyze in-the-moment positioning work with a focus on care and maintenance…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, STEM Education, Robotics, Programming
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Verdín, Dina; Smith, Jessica M.; Lucena, Juan – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Pre-college experiences both inside and outside of the classroom inform students' interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related activities, help them evaluate their knowledge and skills in various tasks, and shape their perceptions of themselves as individuals who can participate in STEM. Yet little empirical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Experience, Minority Group Students, Student Attitudes
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Nixon, Jessie; Stoiber, Andy; Halverson, Erica; Dando, Michael – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
In this article, we describe efforts to reduce barriers of entry to pre-college engineering in a rural community by training local teens to become maker-mentors and staff a mobile makerspace in their community. We bring a communities of practice frame to our inquiry, focusing on inbound and peripheral learning and identity trajectories as a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Identification (Psychology), Rural Schools, Engineering Education
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Gravel, Brian E.; Tucker-Raymond, Eli; Wagh, Aditi; Klimczak, Susan; Wilson, Naeem – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Learning spaces, the practices in which people engage, and the representations they use are ideological. Ideologies are coherent constellations of values, beliefs, and practices that impose order on how disciplines like engineering operate. Historically, engineering spaces have been dominated by a relatively technocratic, rationalistic, and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Ideology, Equal Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Acosta-Feliz, Jorge – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Due to economic inequality in society, millions of Latinx high school youth work after-school jobs and summer jobs in order to provide additional income for their families. The purpose of this qualitative study, conducted with transnational Latinx youth, was to identify the engineering-related skills and bodies of knowledge they developed and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Engineering, Cultural Background
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Jordan, Michelle E.; Zuiker, Steve; Wakefield, Wendy; DeLaRosa, Mia – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This study describes an illustrative case study from a year-round program that positions middle and high school youth to explore the social value of energy systems in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Designed to center existing youth assets, interests and values, Community Energy Engineering (CEE) frames engineering as a tool that students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Engineering, Energy
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Matusovich, Holly; Gillen, Andrew; Carrico, Cheryl; Knight, David; Grohs, Jake – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2020
Family, school, and community contexts each link to secondary school enrollment, yet these factors have been comparatively examined only in limited ways. A holistic examination of contextual factors will be particularly important for engineering where college enrollment patterns vary by demographics. To begin explaining patterns of engineering…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Engineering Education, Context Effect, Enrollment Trends
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Weinberg, Paul J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
Reasoning about mechanism is central to disciplined inquiry in science and engineering and should thus be one of the foundations of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. In addition, mechanistic reasoning is one of the core competencies listed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Engineering Concepts and…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Engineering Education, Equipment, Elementary School Students
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Burack, Cathy; Melchoir, Alan; Hoover, Matthew – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
One result of the growing concerns over the numbers of young people moving into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related careers has been the expansion of formal and informal STEM education programming for pre-college youth, from elementary school through high school. While the number of programs has grown rapidly, there is…
Descriptors: Robotics, After School Programs, STEM Education, College Students
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Utley, Juliana; Ivey, Toni; Weaver, John; Self, Mary Jo – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
A key goal of pre-college engineering programs is to increase the number and retention of students pursuing engineering degrees. The researchers conducted a transcript analysis in order to compare the retention of entering engineering majors at a university based on whether or not they participated in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in high school.…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Engineering Education, College Students, High School Students
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Langman, Catherine; Zawojewski, Judith; McNicholas, Patricia; Cinar, Ali; Brey, Eric; Bilgic, Mustafa; Mehdizadeh, Hamidreza – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2018
This small-scale design study describes disciplinary learning in mathematical modeling and science from an authentic engineeringthemed module. Current research in tissue engineering served as source material for the module, including science content for readings and a mathematical modeling activity in which students work in small teams to design a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, Mathematical Models, High School Students
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Verdín, Dina; Godwin, Allison; Ross, Monique – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2018
Educational researchers have explored the importance of performance, recognition, and interest in establishing and maintaining a STEM identity. Research has also demonstrated that the ways students describe themselves and how they participate in STEM communities can provide insight into their role identity salience; however, there has been little…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Role, Student Attitudes, Identification (Psychology)
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