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  • Date: 10/01/2022
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is designed to support collaboration between informal STEM learning (ISL) researchers, designers, and educators with sound researchers and acoustic ecologists to jointly explore the role of auditory experiences—soundscapes—on learning. In informal STEM learning spaces, where conversation advances STEM learning and is a vital part of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2022
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is expanding an effective mobile making program to achieve sustainable, widespread impact among underserved youth. Making is a design-based, participant-driven endeavor that is based on a learning by doing pedagogy. For nearly a decade, California State University San Marcos has operated out-of-school making programs for bringing both ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2022
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Mathematizing, Visualizing, and Power (MVP): Appalachian Youth Becoming Data Artists for Community Learning is a three-year Advancing Informal STEM Learning, Innovations and Development, project that focuses on community-centered data exploration catalyzed by youth. The project develops statistical artistry among young people in East Tennessee ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2022
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project will develop and research an after-school program designed to engage rural, Latinx youth in design thinking and math through making. Making is a learner-centered environment where participants design, create, and develop projects. Latinx individuals are underrepresented in the STEM workforce. The project will engage Latinx youth during ... »
  • Date: 12/30/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    With support from rural communities and their libraries in the Four Corners Region in the Southwestern U.S., We are Water creates a place to meet and share stories about water, and explore and learn about water together. Designed for rural, Indigenous, and Latinx communities, stories, community voices and multiple ways of knowing are highlighted ... »
  • Date: 12/13/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. The archaeology after-school program, geared towards rural middle school students, explores the ability to teach STEM through archaeology. The multidisciplinary nature of archaeology makes it a useful vehicle for teaching a variety of STEM disciplines (e.g., biology, geology, ecology ... »
  • Date: 11/17/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Project Harvest is a co-created citizen science project that investigates the quality of household environments in Arizona communities neighboring active or legacy mining and/or toxic release. Project Harvest is a response to the community-driven questions, “Are there pollutants in ... »
  • Date: 11/17/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Collaborative robots – cobots – are designed to work with humans, not replace them. What learning affordances are created in educational games when learners program robots to assist them in a game instead of being the game? What game designs work best? ... »
  • Date: 11/17/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. The Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN) project aims to engage, support and better understand rural communities in: Changing perceptions of the importance of STEM Learning Leveraging of local STEM resources and expertise with Rural Innovation Councils (RICs) Strategic ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Awardee Meeting. The project’s goal is to create media-rich citizen science experiences for girls, particularly girls of color and/or from rural areas, which broaden their STEM participation, build positive STEM identity and increase ... »

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