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Han, Sandie; Samaroo, Diana; Liou-Mark, Janet; Aguirre, Lauri – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2023
Mathematics preparatory workshops were offered to college students at a diverse urban undergraduate institution. The goal was to prepare students for their mathematics course, by offering non-credit bearing and free preparatory workshops. The lack of adequate preparation for mathematics courses is a barrier for student engagement in future STEM…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, College Mathematics, Workshops
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Sieg, R. Drew; Hubbard, Joanna K.; Penczykowski, Rachel M.; Williard, Madison; Dwyer, Zachary A. – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2023
Providing safe access to functional field experiences during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic was a distinct challenge. However, these experiences are critical to train students in ecological methods and provide an opportunity for open-ended, authentic research. Here, we report on a multiweek lab designed for an introductory ecology…
Descriptors: Ecology, Field Experience Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Jin, Guang; Bierma, Thomas – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2023
Integrating service learning with undergraduate research, the student biodiesel project converted all waste vegetable oil (WVO) from campus dining centers into a sustainable biofuel used by campus vehicles, allowing half of the campus diesel energy needs to be met by a material (WVO) that was formerly a waste. Biodiesel reduced air pollution from…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Civics, Undergraduate Students
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Doucette, Sonya Remington; Price, Heather U.; Morrison, Deb L.; Shaver, Irene – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2023
This article provides a rationale and resources for teaching climate justice and civic engagement across the STEM curriculum in K-12 and higher education. It presents a culturally responsive approach to STEM teaching and learning that centers social justice issues arising from climate impacts, and energy extraction and development activities, with…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Climate, Social Justice, Culturally Relevant Education
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Bachofer, Steven; Cass, Marque – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2022
This project report highlights a simple yet effective outreach lab benefiting the community partner, specifically the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) youth program and Saint Mary's College students in a general science course. Building on a partnership focused on reciprocity, a portable lab experiment (Mattson Microscale Gas Chemistry lab) was…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, School Community Programs
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Green, David – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2022
A team-based learning activity is presented that was created to support a university-level course with an integrative theme of environmental sustainability. Students in a General Education "Environmental Biology" course were asked to relate academic concepts to real-world scenarios by creating a hypothetical ecoresort on an island that…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Janssen, Brandi; Curnick, Jacqueline – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2022
Science Cafés are informal community gatherings that aim to facilitate the engagement of scientific researchers with the general public. These events have been implemented worldwide in rural and urban settings. This article evaluates two Science Café series, held in rural Iowa communities. Evaluation of Science Cafés typically consists of…
Descriptors: Informed Consent, Knowledge Level, Communication (Thought Transfer), Science Education
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Liu, Laura B.; Russell, Taylor – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2022
This study examines farming practices across regions as "funds of knowledge" that may be integrated into K-12 curricula and instruction. "Funds of knowledge," as conceptualized by Moll, Amanti, Neff, and González (1992), include the knowledge students bring from their families and home communities to the classroom, and serve as…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cultural Background, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
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Samaroo, Diana; Tsenova, Liana; Han, Sandie; Ghosh-Dastidar, Urmi – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2022
The Prospect Park Biodiversity Project was a SENCER collaboration project between the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Mathematics at the New York City College of Technology. The goal of this project was to enhance students' participation and learning in STEM disciplines through a civically engaged framework. The project utilized…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Biodiversity, College Students
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Miner, Jackson Z.; Robinson-Hill, Rona – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2021
With a growing need to give underrepresented populations equitable opportunities in science, less traditional pathways for science instruction must be considered. Incorporation of feminist pedagogies into secondary science teacher education provides an opportunity for preservice teachers (PSTs) to help underrepresented minority groups connect to…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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Mendoza, Daniel A.; Adkins, Sarah Jeanne; Bhatt, Jay M.; Morris, J. Jeffrey; Raut, Samiksha A. – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2020
National efforts to reform undergraduate education have highlighted the need to relate abstract concepts in biology to real-world examples, especially for non-majors who may undervalue scientific processes. We therefore decided to introduce a module titled "Climate Change, Sustainable Practices and Plastic Pollution," utilizing such…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Curriculum Development, Climate, Knowledge Level
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Kumar, David Devraj; Moffitt, Sharon – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2020
Academic service-learning through community engagement in a museum provides an opportunity for teacher leadership development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Twenty student volunteers from teacher education in a public university took part in service-learning teacher leadership activities in STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Service Learning, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training
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Catrina, Florin; Fortmann, Charles; Hyslop, Alison G.; Lazrus, Paula Kay; Rosso, Richard – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2020
This project report presents a multidisciplinary Faculty Learning Community model to foster civic engagement in STEM classes. It focused on first-year Chemistry, Math, and Scientific Inquiry courses and incorporated Academic Service Learning in a project to build solar cell phone chargers for a school in Puerto Rico recovering from the effects of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, STEM Education
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Villatoro, Melanie L.; Liou-Mark, Janet – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2020
Our nation needs to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and those leading to transportation-related careers. In order to meet the demand for qualified graduates in transportation, it is necessary to diversify the pool of students entering college with an…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, STEM Education, Career Awareness, Student Interests
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Haines, Sarah; McClure, Chelsea – Science Education and Civic Engagement, 2020
Participating in a civic engagement partnership, Towson University preservice teachers deliver educational programming at the National Aquarium to students from local schools, focusing on Chesapeake Bay water quality and human impact. Teaching Environmental Awareness in Baltimore (TEAB) is designed to engage students (both preservice teachers and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Citizen Participation, Field Experience Programs, Program Effectiveness
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