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“STEM Guides” serve as human brokers to connect 10- to 18-year old youth from rural Maine in STEM education opportunities that already exist in their communities, including after-school programs, clubs, camps, library activities, special events, contests, and competitions.
Tags: column, department, diversity and equity, ecosystem, education, high school, hub, issue 1.3, learning ecosystem, maine, middle school, rural, science, science education, STEM, STEM education, stem guide, stem guides
June 13, 2017
The HERP (Herpetology Education in Rural Places and Spaces) Project links in-school and out-of-school learning spaces by offering summer programs that engage high school students, scientists, and educators. The authors share the strategies they used to identify and serve a diverse set of participants.
Tags: column, department, diversity and equity, education, herp, HERP Project, herpetology, herps, high school, issue 1.2, North Carolina, science, science education, secondary school, STEM, STEM education, university of north carolina
November 15, 2016
Science Club is a new, mentor-based after-school program for underserved middle school youth. It is designed to address the gaps described above by connecting in-school and out-of-school learning. Through weekly, inquiry-based, small-group instruction in a dedicated laboratory setting at a Boys & Girls Club in Chicago, youth build authentic science skills and receive the support of scientist-mentors.
Tags: after-school, after-school program, boys & girls club, chicago, column, department, diversity and equity, education, issue 1.1, junior high, junior high school, mentoring, mentorship, middle school, northwestern university, science, Science Club, science education, STEM, STEM education
March 1, 2016
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