STEM

The Power of Networking with Women Leaders

This presentation was on a radio station for a  Blog Talk Radio online format.  Dr. Linda J Gutsch and Dr. Patricia A. Champion presented a 30 minute discussion on their research related to networking and mentoring for women in the work place.   The Blog Talk Radio Show was moderated by Dr. Cheryl Lentz.

This presentation was done online with the moderator facilitating the discussions.

Students Interested in STEM: A Comparison of Gender and Ethnic Distribution

Project Lead: 
Barbara Fedock
Project Description: 

Cultural barriers often exist when recruiting interested women and underrepresented students for STEM programs.  Family values, traditions, cultural, and expectations for females and underrepresented students are differing factors that STEM leaders may overlook during recruitment and retention processes.

Georgia STEM Certification and School Growth Performance: A Causal Comparative Study

Project Description: 

The AdvancEd STEM Certification process and Student Growth Model have been developed and implemented less than two years ago in Georgia to address the lack of focus and accountability on STEM education in Georgia. The research problem for this study is that with these recent reform efforts, little is known about how the AdvancED STEM certification process influences School Growth Scores.

The Relationships between Professional Development for Elementary Teachers and Student Achievement in Science

Project Lead: 
Michael Green
Project Description: 

America is facing a crisis in filling future Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related jobs important to maintaining global leadership in education and industry. K-12 student science achievement in the United States is below expectations. Elementary science education is of particular concern because early foundational science understanding is important for later interest and success in STEM disciplines. Among the challenges impacting the quality of elementary science education are inadequate teacher training, content knowledge, and science efficacy.

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