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  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Massachusetts Lowell and Machine Science Inc. propose to develop and to design an on-line learning system that enables schools and community centers to support IT-intensive engineering design programs for students in grades 7 to 12. The Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE) incorporates step-by-step design plans for IT- ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) is a collaboration among Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California—Santa Barbara, and the Museum of Science—Boston with participation by Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the University of Basel (Switzerland), the University of Tokyo ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "Local Investigations of Natural Science (LIONS)" engages grade 5-8 students from University City schools, Missouri in structured out-of-school programs that provide depth and context for their regular classroom studies. The programs are led by district teachers. A balanced set of investigations engage students in environmental research, computer ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Computer Clubhouse Network, based at the Museum of Science in Boston, has developed a successful model for engaging youth ages 10-18 in technology-related activities. This planning grant will build on the best practices acquired over the 12-year history of the Computer Clubhouse and identify materials and resources to support professionals at ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This proposal, the "Dan River Information Technology Academy (DRITA)," is a request for a three-year program for high school students from underserved populations who are interested in pursuing IT or STEM careers. The overall goal of DRITA is to provide opportunities for promising African American or Hispanic youth to (1) develop solid Information ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article explores the ways museums can utilize portable devices (i.e cell phones) as a way to engage visitors in their exhibits. Featured are three museums experimenting with this technology in their exhibit spaces. Authors include Wayne Labar, Vice President of Exhibitions and Theaters at the Liberty Science Center, Denise Bressler, an ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) award supports the establishment of an interdisciplinary graduate training program in Cognitive, Computational, and Systems Neuroscience at Washington University in Saint Louis. Understanding how the brain works under normal circumstances and how it fails are among the most ... »
  • Date: 06/08/2006
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    To help answer questions about the behavior of participants in human-robot systems, we propose the Cognitive Evaluation of Human-Robot Systems (CEHRS) method based on our work with the Personal Exploration Rover (PER). The CEHRS method consists of six steps: (1) identify all system participants, (2) collect data from all participant groups, ... »
  • Date: 02/15/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering and DO-IT IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) at the University of Washington propose to create the AccessComputing Alliance for the purpose of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. Alliance partners Gallaudet University, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    "Computer-mediated communication" refers to communication between people that occurs through the medium of the computer, and includes email, instant messages, chat rooms, newsgroups, and blogs. Learning sciences researchers have made great progress in understanding how CMC can be used to connect learners together, and to allow learners to connect ... »

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