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Henderson, Jerrod; Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Holly, James, Jr.; Greer, Rick; Manuel, Mariam – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Black and Brown men continue to be underrepresented in engineering. One explanation for the dearth of Black and Latino men in engineering is that engineering (and STEM) identity often is not inclusive of People of Color. As a result, Black and Brown boys may be less likely to become interested in STEM subjects. The purpose of this study, then, was…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Identification (Psychology), Males, Minority Group Students
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Goldstein, Molly H.; Adams, Robin S.; Purzer, Senay – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Trade-off decisions, which necessitate striking a balance between two or more desirable but competing features, are a crucial part of design practice. However, they are known to be difficult for student designers to make. While designers, educators, and researchers have numerous methods to assess the quality of design artifacts, these methods are…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Design, Engineering, Energy Conservation
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Chiu, Jennifer L.; Fick, Sarah J.; McElhaney, Kevin W.; Alozie, Nonye; Fujii, Reina – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This paper addresses an important consideration for promoting equitable engineering instruction: understanding how teachers contextualize curricular materials to draw upon student and community resources. We present a descriptive case study of two 5th grade teachers who co-designed a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned curricular unit…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Spruill, Nyissia Charmaine; Hennessy Elliott, Colin; Della Volpe, Daniela; Alcantara, Keidy – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This paper examines video data of a high school robotics team to explore practices that empower youth from underrepresented groups in engineering to disrupt traditional boundaries around what engineering is and who is considered competent to participate in its practice. We analyze in-the-moment positioning work with a focus on care and maintenance…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, STEM Education, Robotics, Programming
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Holly, James, Jr. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Engineering educators must consider how the cultural backgrounds of students coincide (or diverge) with the epistemological and ontological formation of an engineer. Hence, this work is presented as an exhortation to engineering educators, particularly in a precollege context, to critically evaluate how race-conscious pedagogies can be exerted in…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, African American Students
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Lottero-Perdue, Pamela S.; Settlage, John – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
The broad case being made in this paper is that recognizing student assets--rather than focusing on deficits--is essential for making engineering education more equitable. The paper begins with our exploration of an epistemic practice of engineering, ''making tradeoffs,'' as enacted by kindergartners after experiencing design failure and during…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Empathy, Equal Education, Epistemology
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Verdín, Dina; Smith, Jessica M.; Lucena, Juan – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Pre-college experiences both inside and outside of the classroom inform students' interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related activities, help them evaluate their knowledge and skills in various tasks, and shape their perceptions of themselves as individuals who can participate in STEM. Yet little empirical…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Experience, Minority Group Students, Student Attitudes
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Silvestri, Katarina N.; Jordan, Michelle E.; Paugh, Patricia; McVee, Mary B.; Schallert, Diane L. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Given the increased attention on pre-college engineering education and its disciplinary nature pertaining to language, discourses, and communicative practices, this "state-of-the-art literature review" focused on findings of research articles informed by qualitative and quantitative data to foreground communicative literacies within…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Disproportionate Representation, Grounded Theory, Design
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Nixon, Jessie; Stoiber, Andy; Halverson, Erica; Dando, Michael – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
In this article, we describe efforts to reduce barriers of entry to pre-college engineering in a rural community by training local teens to become maker-mentors and staff a mobile makerspace in their community. We bring a communities of practice frame to our inquiry, focusing on inbound and peripheral learning and identity trajectories as a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Identification (Psychology), Rural Schools, Engineering Education
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Gravel, Brian E.; Tucker-Raymond, Eli; Wagh, Aditi; Klimczak, Susan; Wilson, Naeem – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Learning spaces, the practices in which people engage, and the representations they use are ideological. Ideologies are coherent constellations of values, beliefs, and practices that impose order on how disciplines like engineering operate. Historically, engineering spaces have been dominated by a relatively technocratic, rationalistic, and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Ideology, Equal Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Lee, Walter C.; Knight, David B.; Cardella, Monica E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
A central challenge in engineering education is providing experiences that are appropriate for and accessible to underserved communities. However, to provide such experiences, we must better understand the process of offering a geographically distributed asset-based out-of-school program. This paper focuses on a collaborative research project that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Engineering Education, Summer Programs, After School Programs
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Acosta-Feliz, Jorge – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Due to economic inequality in society, millions of Latinx high school youth work after-school jobs and summer jobs in order to provide additional income for their families. The purpose of this qualitative study, conducted with transnational Latinx youth, was to identify the engineering-related skills and bodies of knowledge they developed and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Engineering, Cultural Background
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Jordan, Michelle E.; Zuiker, Steve; Wakefield, Wendy; DeLaRosa, Mia – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This study describes an illustrative case study from a year-round program that positions middle and high school youth to explore the social value of energy systems in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Designed to center existing youth assets, interests and values, Community Energy Engineering (CEE) frames engineering as a tool that students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Engineering, Energy
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Calabrese Barton, Angela M.; Schenkel, Kathleen; Tan, Edna – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Inequities in opportunities to learn and become in engineering, especially for minoritized youth, are enduring and systemic. How students experience engineering education, through curriculum, pedagogy, and teacher/student interactions, all shape opportunities for identity development. In this paper we draw upon cultural studies and critical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Engineering, Sustainable Development, Social Justice
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Carlone, Heidi B.; Mercier, Alison K.; Metzger, Salem R. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Primary school practices are often bound by traditions that perpetuate compliance and skills-based, decontextualized, rote memorization activities. These histories of practice, prevalent in schools serving mostly Black and Brown children, make it inordinately difficult for students to author themselves as knowledge builders (i.e., with epistemic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Engineering Education, Epistemology, Design
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