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2014 | By: Greg Thompson

The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom

A hands-on approach to STEM engages students, but how does project-based learning connect with standardized testing? 04/30/14 View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: instructional strategies, technology/computer science, technology/computer science instructional strategies, informal education

2014 | By: Nikolaus Correll, Chris Wailes and Scott Slaby

A One-hour Curriculum to Engage Middle School Students in Robotics and Computer Science using Cubelets

Robotics has become a standard tool in outreaching to grades K-12 and attract- ing students to the STEM disciplines. Performing these activities in the class room usually requires substantial time commitment by the teacher and integration into the curriculum requires major effort, which makes spontaneous and short-term engage- ments difficult. This paper studies using “Cubelets”, a modular robotic construction kit, which requires virtually no setup time and allows substantial engagement and change of perception of STEM in as little as a 1-hour session. This paper describes the constructivist curriculum and provides qualitative and quantitative results on perception changes with respect to STEM and computer science in particular as a field of study.228_Correll_et_al_2012.pdf


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: technology/computer science, multimedia/virtual, informal education, learning research

2014 | By: Amy Quispe

How Carnegie Mellon Created a More Inclusive Hackathon

In February 2012, ScottyLabs (of Carnegie Mellon) organized the school's first student-run software hackathon, TartanHacks. It saw 150 participants, 50 of whom were women. And this is how it happened...View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: informal education, technology/computer science instructional strategies, technology/computer science

2014 | By: Afterschool Alliance

Afterschool Alert: Computing And Engineering In Afterschool

The number of jobs requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is projected to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is almost double the growth of non-STEM occupations. Computing and engineering represent a majority of these STEM jobs -- 79 percent will be in these occupations alone. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will be almost 1.5 million job openings in computing and more than 600,000 in engineering by 2020. Job opportunities in the computing field will grow by 30 percent more than the national average and the computing-related industry is among the fastest growing. Not only is there great opportunity within these fields, but they are also high-paying jobs -- both workers earn more than twice the average annual wage. View External Website


Region: N South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: informal education, careers/workforce, technology/computer science, engineering

2013 | By: Afterschool Alliance

Computing and Engineering in Afterschool (December 2013)

The number of jobs requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is projected to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is almost double the growth of non-STEM occupations. 1 Computing and engineering represent a majority of these STEM jobs -- 79 percent will be in these occupations alone. i The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will be almost 1.5 million job openings in computing and more than 600,000 in engineering by 2020. 2 Job opportunities in the computing field will grow by 30 percent more than the national average and the computing-related industry is among the fastest growing. ii Not only is there great opportunity within these fields, but they are also high-paying jobs -- both workers earn more than twice the average annual wage. View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: Engineering, Research/Report/Data, Afterschool/Tutors, Informal Education, Technology/Computer Science,

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences