STEM Education and Training

STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Implementing EDI in the Current Evaluation Climate by Tyler Clark, Joy Alcantara, Omodolapo Somo-Aina, and J.R. Moller

Hello! We are Tyler Clark, Joy Alcantara, Omodolapo Somo-Aina, and J.R. Moller, graduate students in the UNC Greensboro Educational Research Methodology department program evaluation track. We participate in the STEM Program Evaluation Lab (SPEL) under the direction of Drs. Ayesha Boyce, Aileen Reid, and Tiffany Tovey. In this lab, we: 1) outline our community commitments/values …

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STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Multiculturalism in STEM Program Evaluation: Perspective of Three International Students by Adeyemo Adetogun, Onyinyechukwu Onwuka, and Grettel Arias Orozco

Hello! We are Adeyemo Adetogun, Onyinyechukwu Onwuka, and Grettel Arias Orozco, three international doctoral students from Nigeria and Costa Rica, and members of the STEM Program Evaluation Laboratory (SPEL) at UNC Greensboro (UNCG). We like to share with you some of our perspectives on multiculturalism as part of our research and evaluation assistantship in the …

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STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Reflective Practice Strategies within Evaluation by Christopher Hall, Brianna Hooks Singletary, Charity Odetola, & Sara Stephenson

We are Christopher Hall, Brianna Hooks Singletary, Charity Odetola, and Sara Stephenson, doctoral and masters students in the UNC Greensboro Educational Research Methodology department specializing in Program Evaluation. We are members of the STEM Program Evaluation Lab (SPEL) under the tutelage of Drs. Ayesha Boyce, Aileen Reid, and Tiffany Tovey.  Reflective evaluation practice involves intentional …

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STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Tips from Undergraduate Students for Mentoring Undergrad Lab Assistants by Chandni Lal, Caraline Malloy, Aundrea Smith, Annaia Ndjoli, Charles J. Rouse, and Myranda Cook

We are Chandni Lal, Caraline Malloy, Aundrea Smith, Annaia Ndjoli, Charles J. Rouse, and Myranda Cook of the STEM Program Evaluation Lab (SPEL). We are UNC Greensboro psychology undergraduate students who work with graduate students and faculty on lab tasks such as data collection and coding, project presentations, and have discussions regarding the importance of …

STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Tips from Undergraduate Students for Mentoring Undergrad Lab Assistants by Chandni Lal, Caraline Malloy, Aundrea Smith, Annaia Ndjoli, Charles J. Rouse, and Myranda Cook Read More »

STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Lessons Learned when Mentoring Undergraduate Students by Onyinyechukwu Onwuka du Bruyn, Brianna Hooks Singletary, and Grettel Arias Orozco

Hello! Our names are Onyinyechukwu Onwuka du Bruyn, Brianna Hooks Singletary, and Grettel Arias Orozco from Nigeria, the United States of America, and Costa Rica, respectively. We are doctoral students in the UNC Greensboro Educational Research Methodology department specializing in Program Evaluation. We are members of the STEM Program Evaluation Lab (SPEL) under the tutelage …

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STEM Program Evaluation Lab Week: Training culturally responsive evaluators: The STEM Program Evaluation Lab by Aileen Reid, Ayesha Boyce and Tiffany L. S. Tovey

Welcome to AEA365 STEM Program Evaluation Lab (SPEL) week, co-directed by Ayesha Boyce, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Arizona State University and Aileen Reid, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at UNC Greensboro, along with SPEL faculty affiliate, Tiffany L. S. Tovey, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Greensboro. Together, we train 11 graduate and 6 undergraduate students and evaluate/research …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Evaluating Industry Engagement in STEM Education Initiatives by Lana Rucks, Imelda Castaneda-Emenaker, Michael FitzGerald, Leela Hebbar, and Thomas Singer

Greetings, we are Lana Rucks (Principal Consultant, The Rucks Group, LLC), Imelda Castaneda–Emenaker (REaCHall, LLC), Michael FitzGerald (The Rucks Group, LLC), Leela Hebbar (Social Policy Research Associates (SPR)) and Thomas Singer (Sinclair Community College). Through our combined work, we are striving to illuminate methods to increase the availability of evaluation resources by identifying effective practices …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Engaging with the work of those who came before us to Build and Measure STEM Self-Efficacy and Career Awareness by Callie Dean, Kimberly Cowley and Tom Withee

We are Callie Dean of CYBER.ORG , Kimberly Cowley of ICF, and Tom Withee of Goshen Education Consulting. We serve as internal (Callie) and external (Kim and Tom) evaluators of three different federally funded programs, which each address different sectors within the STEM educational ecosystem: Pre-K12 schools, extracurricular initiatives, and higher education.The Federal STEM strategy …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Rethinking What it Means to Engage Ourselves and Others to Build Capacity of STEM Evaluators by Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon, Evangeline Ambat, and Leslie Goodyear

Hi, we are Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon, Evangeline Ambat, and Leslie Goodyear from Education Development Center. We received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to do exploratory and foundational work experimenting with a community of practice as a way to engage with and build the capacity of NSF STEM evaluators. The primary goal …

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STEM TIG WEEK: Disseminating Results to Engage Multiple Audiences by Alan Melchior, Tatjana Meschede and Nancy Boyer

We are Alan Melchior and Tatjana Meschede, Senior Researchers at Brandeis University’s Heller School, and Nancy Boyer, Director of Evaluation and Impact at FIRST, a global nonprofit providing STEM programs to youth ages 4 through 18.  Over the last 9 years FIRST and Brandeis have been working together on a longitudinal study assessing the long-term …

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