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  • Bridging the World of Work and Informal STEM Education
    Date: 10/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    To reach its full potential in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the United States must continue to recruit, prepare and maintain a diverse STEM workforce. Much work has been done in this regard. Yet, underrepresentation in STEM fields persists and is especially pronounced for Hispanic STEM professionals. The Hispanic ... »
  • Text Recycling in Scientific Research Writing
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Often called "self-plagiarism," text recycling occurs frequently in scientific writing. Over the past decade, increasing numbers of scientific journals have begun using plagiarism detection software to screen submitted manuscripts. As a result, large numbers of cases of text recycling are being identified, yet there is no consensus on what ... »
  • Embodied Physics: STEM Learning for Under-Represented Youth
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    A collaboration of TERC, MIT, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and community-based dance centers in Boston, this exploratory project seeks to address two main issues in informal science learning: 1) broadening participation in science by exploring how to expand science access to African-American and Latino youth and 2) augmenting science ... »
  • CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers
    Date: 08/08/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    The CADRE Early Career Guide offers advice from experienced DR K-12 awardees on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education. The guide also profiles a support program, the CADRE Fellows, for doctoral students in STEM education research. ... »
  • Spatial Ability and Blind Engineering Research
    Date: 08/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative research, approaches and resources for use in a variety of settings. Blind youth are generally excluded from STEM learning and careers because materials for their education are often composed for ... »
  • The Quantum Atlas: A Visual Guide to an Unseen World
    Date: 08/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments. This includes providing multiple pathways for broadening access to and ... »
  • Seeding the Future: Blending Urban Gardening With Community Outreach and STEM Learning
    Date: 05/15/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Learn how to create opportunities for young people from low-income, ethnically diverse communities to learn about growing food, doing science, and how science can help them contribute to their community in positive ways. The authors developed a program that integrates hydroponics (a method of growing plants indoors without soil) into both in- ... »
  • Poster: An exchange of knowledge about the land and way of life between the Apsaalooke and the people of the Darhad Valley of Mongolia
    Date: 03/01/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Language and culture loss is a growing problem among native tribes in the United States, largely due to globalization and western ideals. Culture loss ensures the loss of connection to the land. Documenting cultural practices that involve components of and relationship to the land, such as water, makes the importance of the relationship between ... »
  • Poster: To Share and Compare the Ethnobotanical Similarities Between the Indigenous Apsaalooke Nation and Mongolian People Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge Systems
    Date: 03/01/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    As a result of colonization and loss of culture in indigenous tribes across the world, there is a dire need to document and share the Traditional Ecological Knowledge that Native tribes have practiced for thousands of years. The philosophy and principals that make up the majority of Indigenous spirituality is an interconnectedness with the land, ... »
  • Poster: Indigenous Hunting Knowledge & Challenges
    Date: 03/01/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Subsistence peoples with distinct cultures confronting challenges that threaten their future. Both are politically marginalized indigenous peoples within the dominant governments of their territories. Both find it difficult to control wildlife within their territories, and when they migrate across geographic borders into other jurisdictions. The ... »

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