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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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Paradise, Tawni; Schilling, Malle R.; Grohs, Jake; Laney, Jordan L. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The purpose of this research study is to understand teacher experiences throughout their second year of engagement in the Virginia Tech Partnering with Educators and Engineers in Rural Schools partnership. This partnership is an assets-based community partnership in a rural environment between middle school teachers, regional industry, and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Partnerships in Education, Middle School Teachers, School Business Relationship
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Simpson, Amber; Knox, Peter N. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The culture of engineering and the culture of formal learning environments often make it difficult for individuals to develop an engineering identity. Conversely, recent research points to the home environment as an alternative setting to support discipline-specific identity development of children, while less is known regarding the identity…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Kidd, Jennifer; Kaipa, Krishnanand; Gutierrez, Kristie; Lee, Min Jung; Pazos, Pilar; Ringleb, Stacie I. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Ed+gineering, an NSF-funded program, adapted hands-on robotics instruction for online delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This qualitative multiple case study shares the experiences of participating education students in spring 2021 as they collaborated virtually with engineering students and fifth graders to engineer bioinspired robots…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Interpersonal Relationship, Education Majors
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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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Smith, Shaunna; Talley, Kimberly; Ortiz, Araceli; Sriraman, Vedaraman – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This paper reports on findings from a group of ten teachers who were enrolled in a semester-long, graduate-level educational technology course that used design-based learning to explore the integration of making and the engineering design process into a variety of K-12 educational contexts. Using convergent mixed methods, this study examines how…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Engineering
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Radloff, Jeffrey; Capobianco, Brenda; Dooley, Annie – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
This study examines the perspectives of three generations of elementary teachers learning to teach science using engineering design and the risks associated with implementing this innovative type of reform-based science instruction. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, and teacher reflections. Data analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Risk, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Martinez Ortiz, Araceli; Rodriguez Amaya, Laura; Kawaguchi Warshauer, Hiroko; Garcia Torres, Sara; Scanlon, Erin; Pruett, Michelle – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2018
Early exposure to engineering and mathematics career opportunities has been indicated to influence students' decisions regarding their academic majors and career goals. This study utilized mixed methods to analyze how changes in middle school students' affective characteristics might be linked to their future career decision-making, following…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Engineering, Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students
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Van Haneghan, James P.; Pruet, Susan A.; Neal-Waltman, Rhonda; Harlan, Jessica M. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015
The present study examines middle school teachers' beliefs about seven learning outcomes related to a project that involves developing and examining the effects of a set of engineering design modules constructed for use by middle school math and science teachers. Overall, the teachers involved in the intervention appear to believe they have the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Engineering Education
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Santoso, Harry B.; Lawanto, Oenardi; Becker, Kurt; Fang, Ning; Reeve, Edward M. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate high school students' computer self-efficacy (CSE) and learning behavior in a self-regulated learning (SRL) framework while utilizing an interactive learning module. The researcher hypothesizes that CSE is reflected on cognitive actions and metacognitive strategies while the students are engaged with…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Self Control, Educational Environment
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Lee, Ahlam – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2013
Many STEM studies have focused on traditional learning contexts, such as math- and science-related learning factors, as pre-college learning predictors for STEM major choices in colleges. Few studies have considered a progressive learning activity embedded within STEM contexts. This study chose computer-based learning activities in K-12 math…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Predictor Variables, High School Students, Majors (Students)
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Sun, Yan; Strobel, Johannes – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2013
Elementary engineering education (EEE) is an educational innovation. Using Rogers's innovation diffusion model, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), and Dreyfus's skill acquisition model as its theoretical frameworks, this study investigated elementary teachers' EEE adoption and EEE expertise development. Data of this study were collected…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Expertise, Elementary School Teachers, Interviews
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Skorinko, Jeanine L.; Doyle, James K.; Tryggvason, Gretar – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
It has long been recognized that engineers need a variety of skills, including technical and social, to succeed professionally. Attempts to include social skills (i.e., communication, teamwork, and leadership) in engineering education are relatively recent (i.e., within the last decade). Thus, the current study investigates whether social goals…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education, Robotics