Overcoming Stereotypes Through STEM-Based Literacy Projects Using Peer Mentoring and Leadership

Strand: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Thursday, April 27, 2017 Session VI: 9:45 – 11:00 AM ABSTRACT After introducing participants to the early childhood/primary grade STEM-based books, the presenters will discuss how schools can provide leadership and mentoring opportunities to students. Most of the discussion will focus on theories used in the […]

Addressing the STEM Achievement, Access, and Literacy Gaps Disproportionately Limiting Low-Income, Under-Resourced, and Minority Student Opportunities

Strand: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Thursday, April 27, 2017 Session V: 8:15 – 9:30 AM ABSTRACT STEM achievement, access, and literacy gaps disproportionately limit low-income and minority student opportunities. STEM professionals are uniquely positioned to meaningfully utilize their talent and real-world expertise to deliver an authentic, rigorous, and relevant STEM education. […]

Five Focused Approaches to Retain and Support Women in STEM Degrees and Careers

Strand: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session IV: 3:15 – 4:15 PM ABSTRACT Recent research in Utah has revealed that women in STEM degree programs and careers often feel isolated and excluded through intentional and unintentional messaging. This presentation will highlight how educational and community leaders can empower […]

Embracing the Complexity of STEM Ecosystems: Effectively Applying New Research to Support Equity in STEM Education

Thread: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ABSTRACT Progress has been made to understand the different factors that influence the participation of underrepresented groups within STEM ecosystems, yet research findings are often misapplied through “quick-fix” solutions that address a snapshot of STEM ecosystems. […]

All Means All: Strategies for Cultural Change in a Texas Urban Middle School

Strand: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session I: 9:15 – 10:30 AM ABSTRACT This presentation will retrace the 3-year journey of an Austin Independent School District middle school’s strategy to increase STEM education in a Texas high-tech urban city. Using strategies from NAPE’s Micromessaging Academy, the school has […]