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Bowen, Bradley; Shume, Teresa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2020
This study investigates how participating in a teacher externship program increases the awareness of how effective communication plays a critical role in an industry-based environment. It also studies the teacher participants' commitment to changing their classroom practices as a result of acquiring this awareness. The program of focus, the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Summer Programs, Work Experience Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Sami, Jasmine B.; Stein, Zachary; Sinclair, Krystin; Medsker, Larry – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2020
Members of the Data Science Program at George Washington University (GWU) designed and implemented a tuition-free two-week summer camp at GWU for high-school students from the Washington Metro Area. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Information Officer and his staff were our main partners in the project. The…
Descriptors: Data, Data Analysis, Information Utilization, High School Students
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Schilling, Malle; Pinnell, Margaret – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
In the present day, it is not uncommon for there to be a class full of engineering students with very few women among them. To combat this lack of gender diversity, colleges and universities have employed outreach programs and developed summer engagement opportunities that allow women to explore engineering before they graduate high school. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Creativity
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Lecocke, Michael; Shaw, Jason; Martines, Ian; Wolff, Necia; Cano, Paulina; Tobares, Vanessa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
The St. Mary's University Jump Start summer bridge program for precalculus was implemented for the first time in August 2014 and completed its third iteration in August 2016. This 12-day summer bridge program occurred immediately before the beginning of the fall semester. The primary intent of this program was to effectively provide prerequisite…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Transitional Programs, Summer Programs, Majors (Students)
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Yan, Jing; Wen, Kejun; Li, Lin – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
A lack of interest into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among minority high school students can hinder the development of diverse workforce in transportation engineering. The goal of this paper was to evaluate the effect of a summer transportation institute for African American high school students in motivating their…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, High School Students, STEM Education, Transportation