Current Research at the Center for STEM Education
 
Research at CSTEME
 

The Center for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Education (CSTEME) provides engaging, inquiry-based workshops to elementary, middle school, and high school students. In doing so, we are hoping to ameliorate the decline of student performance in STEM subjects as well as the shortage of students matriculating into the STEM pipeline beyond high school. The research database I created contains about 5,000 variables that are analyzed in both repeated and between-subjects designs. One aspect of the research is to investigate the longitudinal changes in variables (e.g., interest, intentions, and decisions) associated with students' amount of exposure (i.e., breadth, depth, and intensity) to STEM programs. Additionally, teacher professional development programs for science and mathematics teachers are being researched.



Recent Events in CSTEME Research
   
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Here, I am presenting "Student and Instructor Perceptions to Alignment to Inquiry in Curricula" at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association annual conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico, during November, 2012.

   
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Here, I am presenting "A New Survey to Measure Alignment to Inquiry in Curricula" at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association annual conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico, during November, 2012.

   
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Here, I am presenting "The Role of Psychology in Facilitating Growth in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)" at the APA annual conference in Orlando, Florida, during August, 2012, to the president of APA, Suzanne Bennett Johnson.

   
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Here is CSTEME undergraduate research assistant, Jonathan Pugh, presenting "Chocolate as Science: Producing Equitability Utilizing a Scenario-Based STEM Camp for Middle and High School Students" at Colorado Springs' Undergraduate Research Forum (April, 2012) held at Colorado College.

   
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Here is CSTEME  undergraduate research assistant, Audrey Szarka, presenting "Surge in Educators' Self-Efficacy for Teaching Math Follows Participation in Pikes Peak Math Teachers' Circle" at Colorado Springs' Undergraduate Research Forum (April, 2012) held at Colorado College.

   
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CSTEME is very involved in the community; here is a picture of me helping a young scientist at the Colorado Springs What If Festival. This appeared in the local newspaper, the Colorado Springs Gazette. To read the newspaper's caption, click on the picture.

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