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Thomas, Gary; Darayan, Shahryar – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Every engineering, computing, and engineering technology program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has formulated many and varied self-assessment methods. Methods used to assess a program for ABET accreditation and continuous improvement are for keeping programs current with academic and industrial…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Exit Examinations, Self Evaluation (Groups), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Mueller, Megan Kiely; Byrnes, Elizabeth M.; Buczek, Danielle; Linder, Deborah E.; Freeman, Lisa M.; Webster, Cynthia R. L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
One of the persistent challenges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is increasing interest, learning, and retention, particularly with regard to girls and students in underserved areas. Educational curricula that promote process and content knowledge development as well as interest and engagement in STEM are critical in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learner Engagement, Animals, Middle School Students
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Kant, Joanita M.; Burckhard, Suzette R.; Meyers, Richard T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Providing science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) culturally responsive enrichment activities is one way of promoting more interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers among indigenous students. The purpose of the study was to explore the impact, if any, of STEAM culturally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Females, American Indian Culture, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ononye, Lawretta C.; Bong, Sabel – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
This paper investigates the effectiveness of a National Science Foundation Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) program named "Scholarship for Engineering Technology (SET)" at the State University of New York in Canton (SUNY Canton). The authors seek to answer the following question: To what…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Low Income Students, STEM Education, Engineering Education
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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Williams, Thomas O.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; Sutton, Kevin – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Over the past decade, teacher autonomy within the formal educational system has been a central topic of discussion among educational stakeholders. This study explored influence over school policy and classroom control (teacher autonomy) among in-service science, technology, and mathematics (STM) educators within the United States. The National…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Policy
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Bowen, Bradley; Shume, Teresa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
This exploratory study investigates the impacts of industry-based externships for K-12 teachers, and reports teachers' perspectives on how these experiences influenced K-12 classroom practices. The program of focus in this research study is the Educators in Industry: K-12 Externship Program. For four weeks in the summer, teacher-participants are…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Internship Programs
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Koch, Robert; Kucsera, John; Angus, Kathryn Bartle; Norman, Kimberly; Bowers, Erica; Nair, Pradeep; Moon, Hye Sun; Karimi, Afshin; Barua, Susamma – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Academic programs targeted for first-time students can help their persistence in STEM majors. Our project, ASCEND STEM, included three first-year experiences (FYEs) designed to offer students the skills that would help them successfully traverse potential barriers to academic success. In the FYEs, we sought to strengthen the learning power,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), College Freshmen, Science Process Skills
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Frost, Laura; Greene, Jackie; Huffman, Tanya; Johnson, Brian; Kunberger, Tanya; Goodson, Ludwika – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
In an attempt to address declining persistence rates of university STEM majors (Science, Teaching, Engineering, and Math), concerns regarding retention rates and waning STEM faculty participation in faculty development, we report on a year-long professional development program called the STEM Professional Academy to Reinvigorate the Culture of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice
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Pierszalowski, Sophie; Vue, Rican; Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Considerable work is still required to eliminate disparities in postsecondary STEM persistence and success across student groups. Engagement in faculty-mentored research has been employed as one strategy to promote personal, professional, and academic gains for undergraduate students, although barriers exist that make it more difficult for some to…
Descriptors: Barriers, STEM Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Icel, Mustafa; Davis, Matthew – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the high school-college partnership reflects on "senioritis" and students' STEM curiosity. The term "senioritis" described in this paper refers to high school senior students who have completed most of their graduation requirement courses in their third year of studies. During the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, High Schools
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Norton, Paran; Bridges, William; High, Karen – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
This paper examines the impact of departmental policy changes on the trend in DFW proportions for introductory calculus at a large research university, where DFW denotes the proportion of students receiving a grade of D, F, or withdrawing from the course. We defined three distinct policy periods: Traditional (2002-2005), Active Learning (SCALE-UP)…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Calculus
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D'Souza, Malcolm J.; Shuman, Kevin E.; Wentzien, Derald E.; Roeske, Kristopher P. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Wesley College secured a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM (scholarships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) grant (1355554) to provide affordability and access to its robust STEM programs. With these funds, the college initiated a freshman to senior level, mixed-cohort, Cannon Scholar (CS) learning community…
Descriptors: Grants, Access to Education, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students
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Jang, Sunghoon – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
We are on a threshold of a revolution in technology education where human knowledge is increasing at an extremely rapid rate. In the wake of these technological advancements, the required workforce skills and competencies are constantly changing. This combination of human knowledge and technological advancements is placing a demand on educators to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Higher Education, Extracurricular Activities, Career Readiness
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McColgan, Michele W.; Colesante, Robert J.; Andrade, Albert G. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
The goal of this study was to determine whether a game-based immersion experience in an introductory undergraduate course in education had an impact on pre-service teachers' skills, beliefs, and confidence using games for teaching academic content. 55 pre-service secondary-education teachers participated in the study. Their first course in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Ross, Julia Myers; Peterman, Karen; Daugherty, Jenny L.; Custer, Rodney L. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
An Engineering Innovation Tool was designed to support science teachers as they navigate the opportunities and challenges the inclusion of engineering affords by providing a useful tool to be used within the professional development environment and beyond. The purpose of this manuscript is to share the design, development and substance of the tool…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology
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