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  1. Research

    Women’s interest development and motivations to persist as college students in STEM: a mixed methods analysis of views and voices from a Hispanic-Serving Institution

    The constructs of interest and motivation are often identified as factors that contribute to the persistence of undergraduate college women in physics, mathematics, engineering, engineering technology, and com...

    Kimberly Grau Talley and Araceli Martinez Ortiz

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:5

    Published on: 30 March 2017

  2. Research

    How do undergraduate STEM mentors reflect upon their mentoring experiences in an outreach program engaging K-8 youth?

    Many university students are becoming involved in mentoring programs, yet few studies describe the impact of mentoring on the mentor. Additionally, many studies report that students graduating from college are...

    Kari Nelson, Jaime Sabel, Cory Forbes, Neal Grandgenett, William Tapprich and Christine Cutucache

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:3

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  3. Research

    Characteristics of well-propagated teaching innovations in undergraduate STEM

    The undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education community has developed a large number of innovative teaching strategies and materials, but the majority of these go unused ...

    Raina Khatri, Charles Henderson, Renee Cole, Jeffrey E. Froyd, Debra Friedrichsen and Courtney Stanford

    International Journal of STEM Education 2017 4:2

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  4. Research

    The eight essential elements of inclusive STEM high schools

    Inclusive STEM (traditionally known to stand for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”) high schools are emerging across the country as a mechanism for improving STEM education and getting more and dive...

    Melanie LaForce, Elizabeth Noble, Heather King, Jeanne Century, Courtney Blackwell, Sandra Holt, Ahmed Ibrahim and Stephanie Loo

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:21

    Published on: 21 November 2016


    Astrophotography, a portal for engaging non-STEM majors in science

    We report the results of an undergraduate course in astrophotography designed to engage non-STEM majors in the natural sciences to train future amateur astronomers and citizen scientists. Over 200,000 students...

    Mario A. De Leo–Winkler, Gabriela Canalizo and Gillian Wilson

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:20

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  6. Research

    Teachers’ use of classroom assessment techniques in primary mathematics education—an explorative study with six Chinese teachers

    This paper reports on the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) by primary school mathematics teachers in China. CATs are short, focused assessment activities that can reveal students’ understanding of...

    Xiaoyan Zhao, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen and Michiel Veldhuis

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:19

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  7. Research

    Elementary content specialization: models, affordances, and constraints

    This study investigates the models of elementary content specialization (ECS) in elementary mathematics and science and the affordances and constraints related to ECS—both generally and in relation to specific...

    Kimberly A. Markworth, Joseph Brobst, Chris Ohana and Ruth Parker

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:16

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  8. Research

    My science class and expected career choices—a structural equation model of determinants involving Abu Dhabi high school students

    This study is about Abu Dhabi high school students’ interest in science in different contexts. The survey was conducted in connection with the international project, the Relevance of Science Education (ROSE). ...

    Masood Badri, Ali Alnuaimi, Jihad Mohaidat, Asma Al Rashedi, Guang Yang and Karima Al Mazroui

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:12

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  9. Commentary

    A conceptual framework for integrated STEM education

    The global urgency to improve STEM education may be driven by environmental and social impacts of the twenty-first century which in turn jeopardizes global security and economic stability. The complexity of th...

    Todd R. Kelley and J. Geoff Knowles

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:11

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  10. Short report

    NE STEM 4U: an out-of-school time academic program to improve achievement of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth in STEM areas

    The Nebraska Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 4U (NE STEM 4U) program was initiated at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 2013. NE STEM 4U is a student-run, faculty-led program facil...

    Christine E. Cutucache, Jamie L. Luhr, Kari L. Nelson, Neal F. Grandgenett and William E. Tapprich

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:6

    Published on: 24 March 2016

  11. Research

    Challenging instructors to change: a mixed methods investigation on the effects of material development on the pedagogical beliefs of geoscience instructors

    STEM educational reform encourages a transition from instructor-centered passive learning environments to student-centered, active learning environments. Instructors adopting these changes incorporate research...

    Michael A. Pelch and David A. McConnell

    International Journal of STEM Education 2016 3:5

    Published on: 22 March 2016

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