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  • Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF),The STEM Pathways project focused on exploring strategies through which at-risk and incarcerated Hispanic youth could be engaged around STEM careers, understand the education, training, and skills they would need to attain them, and think that such a path was a future possibility. To this end, the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Afterschool programs have long partnered with other youth-serving and community organizations to better meet the needs of their students. As interest and momentum grows around STEM programming in afterschool , partnerships become increasingly important in offering high-quality, hands-on STEM experiences for youth. This issue brief demonstrates ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article presents information on the use of informational graphic novels to improve student motivation for reading instruction in U.S. education. The author looks at U.S. Common Core State Standards and close reading techniques. The article also discusses the use of Japanese Manga comic books in mathematics education. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Florida State University and partner University of Alabama will collect and analyze data on how STEM teachers can most effectively collaborate with librarians. The data will be collected at focus groups held at four national conferences: the American Association of School Librarians, the Public Library Association, the National Science Teachers ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Howard County Library System (HCLS), in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will use this grant to enhance the teen digital media lab at the Savage Branch Library by adding science, technology, engineering, and math projects and implementing that same STEM-focused model in three other libraries. The "Hi Tech Academy: ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    President Obama announced in April 2013 that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) would launch a STEM AmeriCorps initiative to build student interest in STEM. A RFA is currently being prepared to be released in the late fall of 2013. This project will engage in quick response research to identify an evaluation and research ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    FUSE is a new kind of interest-driven learning experience being developed by researchers at Northwestern University with the goal of engaging pre-teens and teens in science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and mathematics (STEAM) topics while fostering the development of important 21st century skills including adaptive problem solving, ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Research Council's (NRC) Board on Science Education will identify an expert study committee to develop a report identifying the criteria for successful out-of-school STEM learning based on evidence from successful practice. The committee will be informed by commissioned papers and by a 2-day public workshop that explores the current ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This research project establishes a new research center, the InforMath Collaborative, that brings together university educational researchers and professionals at art and science museums in San Diego's Balboa Park. The InforMath Collaborative is investigating and building the capacity of informal learning institutions to support content and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators to inform national STEM policy and improve communication between the STEM education community and national leaders. Albert Einstein Fellows spend eleven months working at the National Science Foundation, bringing ... »

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