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Kalevitch, Maria; Maurer, Cheryl; Badger, Paul; Holdan, Greg; Iannelli, Joe; Sirinterlikci, Arif; Semich, George; Bernauer, James – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
The School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (SEMS) at Robert Morris University (RMU) was awarded a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund scholarships to 21 academically talented but financially challenged students majoring in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each…
Descriptors: Grants, Scholarships, STEM Education, Student Experience
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Goonatilake, Rohitha; Bachnak, Rafic A. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
Recent decline of students pursuing engineering degree programs is a great concern for many higher education authorities including Federal and State governments. Existing programs in high schools have not yet produced the desired results. Consequently, a number of initiatives to remedy this situation have been proposed and implemented. One such…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, High School Students, Middle School Students, Workshops
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Zhe, Jiang; Doverspike, Dennis; Zhao, Julie; Lam, Paul; Menzemer, Craig – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2010
A Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) summer Bridge Program was developed for high school students. The program was designed to encourage students to consider choosing an engineering major in college and to explore STEM as a future career. This was accomplished through a 10-week program involving multidisciplinary research activities.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, STEM Education, Engineering Education
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Mosley, Pauline Helen; Liu, Yun; Hargrove, S. Keith; Doswell, Jayfus T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2010
This paper gives an overview of a new pre-engineering program--Robotics Technician Curriculum--that uses robots to solicit underrepresented students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The curriculum uses a project-based learning environment, which consists of part lecture and part laboratory. This program…
Descriptors: Career Development, Student Projects, Evaluators, Peer Evaluation
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Athreya, K. S.; Kalkhoff, Michael T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2010
This article describes the Engineering Leadership Program at Iowa State University, a pilot educational program for leadership development of undergraduate engineering students, designed and built with student ownership and leadership. A client focused leadership model, articulated through an iterative year long group exercise, with anticipated…
Descriptors: Ownership, Leadership Training, Engineering, Leadership
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Swift, Theresa M.; Watkins, Steve E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
Student motivation for and proficiency in science and mathematics begin in the early grades. Level-appropriate resources and professional outreach activities are as beneficial for teachers and students at elementary levels as for higher levels. Engineering applications can be effective vehicles for giving students hands-on exposure to technical…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Student Motivation, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Matson, Eric; DeLoach, Scott; Pauly, Robyn – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
The "Robot Roadshow Program" is designed to increase the interest of elementary school children in technical disciplines, specifically math and science. The program focuses on children from schools categorized as rural or underserved, which often have limited access to advanced technical resources. We developed the program using robots…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools