STEM Education Innovation Programs

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Learning Environment and Academic Research Network (L.E.A.R.N.)
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
A program that invites science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students to become a part of a supportive learning community. F-L.E.A.R.N. is for students entering UCF from high school. T-L.E.A.R.N. is for students entering UCF from a state/community college. L.E.A.R.N is for , students must be incoming freshman or transferring from a state college, who will start in summer or fall and major in one of the following disciplines: -Engineering and Computer Science -Science (Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Math, Physics, Forensic Science, Psychology, and Statistics) -Optics and Photonics.

Activity Types: Teaching Circles/Learning Communities
Program Components: Supporting Students:Mentoring Program, Learning Communities, Scholarships, Grants, Workstudy, Undergraduate Research
Target Audience: Undergraduate Majors, First Generation College Students, Underrepresented Minority Students, First-year College Students, Undergraduate Non-Majors
Point of Intervention: College/School

Unconscious Bias Faculty Training
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) offer a workshop focused on establishing an effective search and addressing issues such as unconscious bias in active recruitment.

Activity Types: Workshops
Program Components: Institutional Systems:Personnel/Hiring
Target Audience: Institution Administration, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, College/University Staff
Point of Intervention: Institution

NM EPSCoR Early Career Leadership Workshop
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
The New Mexico EPSCoR Post Doc Leadership Workshop is an innovative 3-day intensive, residential program designed to enhance the professional skills of post-doctoral scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The workshop uses interactive approaches to develop leadership skills that contribute to post doc career development and success.

Activity Types: Workshops
Program Components: Professional Development:Advising and Mentoring, Diversity/Inclusion, Supporting Students:Professional Preparation, Mentoring Program
Target Audience: Non-tenure Track Faculty, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Post-doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students
Point of Intervention: Institution

Water Network for Team STEM (WaNTS)
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), working with multiple partner agencies in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and in Pohnpei (PNI) State of the Federated States of Micronesia, two rural and remote jurisdictions of the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), proposes a two-year Design and Development Launch Pilot, Water Network for Team STEM, (WaNTS). WaNTS will nurture greater participation of Indigenous Pacific Islanders in STEM fields, facilitated by a collective impact model that employs the locally meaningful topic of clean drinking water as a vehicle for both K–12 engagement and broader community organization and action. Intergenerational and cross-jurisdiction networking will meld Western STEM with local ecological knowledge, empowering Inclusive Informal Science Learning Teams (IISLTs), Advisory Groups, and multiple, local, school-based Water Quality Management Teams (WQMTs), impacting thousands of residents. A repository of locally applicable educational materials will be created, maintained, and disseminated.

Activity Types: Workshops, Conferences
Program Components: Supporting Students:Learning Communities
Target Audience: Transfer Students, First Generation College Students, Underrepresented Minority Students, Undergraduate Non-Majors, Undergraduate Majors, First-year College Students, K12 Students
Point of Intervention: Multiple Institutions

CCHF Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP)
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
CSURP is a program for undergraduate students, majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering, interested in conducting supervised summer research. The program is supported by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF), which is a network of 23 academic and industrial research laboratories at 15 partner institutions throughout the country. The CCHF is one of eight National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Centers for Chemical Innovation.

Program Components: Supporting Students:Student Engagement, Undergraduate Research, Mentoring Program, Scholarships, Grants, Workstudy, Professional Preparation
Target Audience: Underrepresented Minority Students, First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Majors
Point of Intervention: Major/Department

Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA)
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
The Health Sciences & Technology Academy increases the number of African American and other underrepresented students in West Virginia who pursue degrees in health sciences and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors, thereby increasing the number of health practitioners and advocates in the medically undeserved communities of West Virginia. HSTA helps West Virginia high school students succeed in health care and other STEM-based undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We marshal the efforts of hundreds of mentors―teachers, community members, and higher-education faculty, staff, and students―to create a framework that supports children facing social and financial challenges in obtaining a diploma and furthering their education.

Activity Types: Workshops, Conferences
Program Components: Supporting Students:Professional Preparation, Student Engagement, Professional Development:Pedagogical Training, Supporting Students:Mentoring Program, Bootcamp, Internships
Target Audience: K12 Students

LAUNCH: Learning Communities
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
Learning communities (LCs) are opportunities for students to actively participate in their education. Learning communities connect students with others of similar interests or backgrounds, enrich the learning process and promote greater student success. Creating a rich learning environment, learning communities emphasize relationships and community building among students, faculty and staff. LCs usually feature small group interaction, common intellectual experiences, and mentorship from peers and/or faculty. Students gain insight into the context for course material, develop a social network and support, are exposed to new experiences and develop their critical thinking skills.

Activity Types: Teaching Circles/Learning Communities
Program Components: Supporting Students:Learning Communities, Academic Support, Mentoring Program
Target Audience: First Generation College Students, Underrepresented Minority Students, Undergraduate Majors, Undergraduate Non-Majors, First-year College Students
Point of Intervention: Institution

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
LAUNCH is an acronym that stands for Learning Communities (L), Academic Excellence (A), Undergraduate Research (U), National Fellowships (N), Capstones (C), and Honors (H). LAUNCH is a unit of Undergraduate Studies housed in Academic Affairs under the Provost at Texas A&M University. LAUNCH: UGR promotes, coordinates, creates, and assesses undergraduate programs involving creative scholarship, inquiry, and research in all academic disciplines at Texas A&M. The programs serves as an introduction for first generation, low income, and/or under-represented students in STEM research through first year research teams, summer research programs, research presentations, and research and graduate program informationals.

Program Components: Supporting Students:Undergraduate Research, Professional Development:Advising and Mentoring, Supporting Students:Mentoring Program
Target Audience: First Generation College Students, Underrepresented Minority Students, Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty, Transfer Students, Non-tenure Track Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Non-Majors, First-year College Students, Undergraduate Majors
Point of Intervention: Major/Department

UC Davis Bridge to the Doctorate Program
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
The UC Davis Bridge to the Doctorate program is funded by the National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP). The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

Activity Types: Teaching Circles/Learning Communities
Program Components: Outreach:Public Outreach, Supporting Students:Mentoring Program, Tutoring, Learning Communities, Academic Support, Scholarships, Grants, Workstudy
Target Audience: Undergraduate Majors, First Generation College Students, Underrepresented Minority Students, Graduate Students
Point of Intervention: Major/Department

Purpose + Reach = Individuals Measured for Excellence (PRIME) STEM Project
Travis York, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
PRIME STEM/Student Support Services is a federally-funded TRiO program (U.S. Department of Education). The program supports college students pursuing STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) who are first-generation, demonstrate a financial need, and/or have a documented disability.

Activity Types: Teaching Circles/Learning Communities
Program Components: Supporting Students:Learning Communities, Academic Support, Mentoring Program
Target Audience: First Generation College Students, Underrepresented Minority Students, Undergraduate Non-Majors, Undergraduate Majors
Point of Intervention: Major/Department

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