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Journal of STEM Education

Jan 17, 2017 Volume 17, Number 4

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Number of articles: 8

  1. THE POLICY OF STEM DIVERSITY: Diversifying STEM Programs in Higher Education

    Calvin Briggs

    In the midst of an aging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce and a growing minority population, the need to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities in STEM is ... More

  2. The Implementation of Senior Design Capstone Projects Combining Engineering and Business Students

    Matthew Franchetti & Sonny Ariss

    In order to address complex and multi-disciplinary world problems, it is necessary to create a diverse engineering work force composed of competent and creative individuals prepared to meet current... More

  3. Bridging the Valley: Recruiting and Retaining STEM Majors

    Robert Kolvoord, Robyn Puffenbarger, Raymond McGhee, Roman Miller, Kenneth Overway, Kenneth Phillips, Lynne Ryan, Jennifer Sowers & Jordan Brown

    The Bridging the Valley (BTV) project brought four disparate Virginia institutions of higher education together to increase the number of STEM majors recruited and retained to earn degrees. Funded ... More

  4. Finite Element Modeling of Bolted Connections for a Steel Sculpture

    Saeed Moaveni, Karen Chou & Supachard Krudtong

    Connections are the glue that holds steel structures together. In practice, a structure is constructed by connecting various members such as I-beams, columns, channels (c shapes), angles (L shapes)... More

  5. Using the Five Whys Methods in the Classroom: How to Turn Students into Problem Solvers

    Saeed Moaveni & Karen Chou

    During the past few decades, a great deal of attention have been devoted to root cause analysis and structured problem solving techniques. One such technique is called the "Five Whys" which is used... More

  6. The Current Status of STEM Education Research 2013-2015

    Staci Mizell & Sue Brown

    This paper explores the current research being done in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The present study is a follow up to the paper written by Josh Brown in ... More

  7. Foundations for Validating a Critical Thinking Rubric

    Paul Golter, Bernard Van Wie & Gary Brown

    There exists a need to develop and validate instruments to measure the non-technical professional skills we are being asked to develop in our undergraduate students. The resulting instruments need ... More

  8. A Research Brief: Assessing the Long Term Impact of a Statewide Nanoscience Education Program

    Boris Kiefer & Elba Serrano

    Program evaluation for funded projects typically is undertaken during the award lifetime, and immediately afterward, but only rarely is the enduring impact assessed after an extended period of time... More

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