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Cheng, Abby; Falvey, Cleo; Stefanovic, Filip; Rokop, Megan E. – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
During the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduate research experiences were deeply impacted--either canceled or pivoted to a range of remote experiences. In Summer 2020 and Spring 2021, we designed two rounds of remote programming aimed to build students' life science research skills and provide opportunities for mentoring and networking. Building…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biological Sciences, Scientific Research, Research Skills
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Jones, David; Kiley, Anna; Coe, Michael; Ward, Tony; Hester, Carolyn – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
The University of Montana's Research Education on Air and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Program works with teachers to engage high school juniors and seniors in rudimentary real-world scientific research with the goals of improving their understanding of and interest in science, and to increase their interest in science careers. To evaluate the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Learner Engagement, College School Cooperation, Science Education
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Hunter, D. A.; Castagno, A. E.; Gonzales, T.; Tallsalt, V.; Little, A.; Brown, T.; Pipe, M.; Greyeyes, J.; Marsh, E.; Smith, J.; Paulson, S.; Yazzie, J.; Black, P.; Saganey, E.; Cole, C. – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
The Native American Astronomy Outreach Program (NAAOP) at Lowell Observatory is an in-class STEM enrichment program that pairs astronomers with 4th-8th grade teachers at Native-serving schools in northern Arizona. The astronomer works with the teacher to present hands-on astronomy activities to their class with the goal of getting students excited…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Henríquez Fernández, Cecilia; Barr, Christopher; Antoine, Allen; Alston, Christina; Nichol, Carolyn – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
In this paper, we argue that teacher professional development programs focused on inquiry-based learning increase students' likelihood of selecting STEM majors. Long-term student data was collected accessing the University of Houston's Educational Research Center database for each student whose teacher participated in the Applied Mathematics…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Blacks, African American Students
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Kaggwa, Ruth J.; Blevins, Allison; Wester, Emma; Arango-Caro, Sandra; Woodford-Thomas, Terry; Callis-Duehl, Kristine – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
Diverse backgrounds, viewpoints and experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are vital for innovation and creativity in STEM; and yet, racially minoritized groups, such as African Americans and Hispanics, remain underrepresented in the STEM K-12 and career pipeline. Studies show that exposure and access to STEM experiences…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, STEM Education, STEM Careers
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Liz Hernández-Matías; Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz; Giovanna Guerrero-Medina – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
Gender stereotypes and lack of access to relatable role models, mentors, and STEM opportunities have been suggested to deter middle school girls and students from underrepresented backgrounds away from STEM. Seeds of Success, an out-of-school program, is designed to inspire girls to consider STEM careers by countering gender stereotypes through…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, STEM Education, Middle School Students, Females
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Melissa DeJonckheere; Samantha A. Chuisano; Lisa M. Vaughn; Amanda Ajrouche; Alison Allen; Beatrice Palazzolo; Jane Rafferty; Tammy Chang; Matthew A. Diemer – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
Despite ongoing efforts to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM) fields, disparities persist. MYHealth Summer Launch is a virtual, out-of-school STEM outreach program aiming to increase participation of historically marginalized students in health research to develop researcher identity and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Power Structure, Student Research
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David Vannier; Beverly Torok-Storb; Shelley Stromholt; Jeanne Ting Chowning – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
The Pathways Undergraduate Researchers Program is a paid, nine-week summer internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. It targets rising first-, second-, and third-year college students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. This paper describes how the internship impacted students' awareness of biomedical careers,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Biomedicine, Internship Programs
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Amy M. Leman; Adrian L. Hernandez; Paola Beltran Gutierrez – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
"Cena y Ciencias" (Supper and Science), or CyC, is a STEM outreach program for kindergarten through fifth-grade youth and their families. Monthly, university scientists lead interactive experiments with assistance from university student mentors. CyC is conducted entirely in Spanish. While youth complete activities, a separate parent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Outreach Programs, Elementary Education, Spanish Speaking
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Rukiya Curvey Johnson; Natalia Gallegos; Heather Hampton; Darius Caffey; Kimberly Bailey; Ellen Vigil; Tanea Culbreath-Byrd; Denise Jenkins; Angela Freeman – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
Students of color, first-generation, and residents of communities experiencing disinvestment--who aspire to obtain meaningful postsecondary degrees, career success, financial security, and social mobility--face tremendous challenges in navigating science, technology, engineering, math, and health science (STEM-H) education and career sectors. The…
Descriptors: Students, STEM Education, STEM Careers, Health Sciences
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Crystal Watson – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
There is a need to expand the pool of talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals who come from underrepresented backgrounds. The W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute's Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA), which operated as a three-weekend online STEM program in 2021, provided high-achieving tenth, eleventh and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, STEM Education, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education
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Anne-Marie Conn; Christopher Rush; Karyssa Harris; Constance D. Baldwin; Sandra H. Jee – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
At-risk urban youth benefit from mentored activities. The Champion Academy (CA) is a youth mentoring program for high risk urban youth. We used a community based participatory research (CBPR) approach to explore: 1) youth perspectives on health and wellness, EH and EJ; and 2) community perspectives on the intersection of structural racism, health…
Descriptors: Youth, At Risk Persons, Urban Areas, Health
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Adel Karara; Anjan Nan; Yen Dang; Rekha Shukla – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2023
The Maryland Action for Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Research (MADDPR) Program provides hands-on lab experience and mentoring to underserved minority high school students. Over 4 years, 93 high school students and their science teachers participated in the two-week summer camp program which was led by 15 faculty from the School of Pharmacy.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Rural Schools, Minority Group Students, High School Students
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Hite, Rebecca L.; Spott, Jessica L. – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2022
This study investigated how a STEM outreach program, focused on promoting adolescent girls' interests in STEM, augmented parents' and teachers' (adults) perceptions of doxa (socialization that enhances or stymies girls' STEM interests) after the event, at home and school, respectively. To this end, we provided participating adults with in-event…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Teachers, Parents
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Junk, Damian J.; Berger, Nathan A. – Journal of STEM Outreach, 2022
The Youth Enjoy Science -Teach To Beat Cancer program funded by the National Cancer Institute utilizes the resources of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide experiences and training for grade 6-12 teachers so that they are expertly equipped to develop curricular approaches to take…
Descriptors: Cancer, Secondary School Teachers, Science Education, Oncology
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