STEM Education and Training

STEM TIG Week: Tips for evaluating equity-focused STEM education programs that have good intentions but mixed results by Elizabeth Pierson, Sophia Mansori, Jamie Kynn, and Sara Greller

Hello, we are Elizabeth Pierson, Sophia Mansori, Jamie Kynn, and Sara Greller from Education Development Center. Our research and evaluation work in STEM education brought us together for a panel presentation at AEA 2018 in Cleveland where we discussed the potential disconnects between a program’s equity and access goals and its implementation approaches. With a …

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STEM TIG Week: Parallels of Evaluation and Project Management by Robin Taylor, Erin Burr, and Ann Martin

We’re Robin Taylor (RTRES Consulting), Erin Burr (ORAU), and Ann Martin (ORAU) and over the years our evaluation work has focused on STEM education and workforce development programs. Each of us have familiarity with project management (PM) and have worked on numerous projects that have required adjustment of our evaluation approaches, PM styles, and the …

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STEM TIG Week: Speaking Truth to Power in Three NSF Evaluation Contexts by Ayesha Boyce, Adeyemo Adetogun, Cherie Avent, and Grettel Arias Orozco

Hi, we’re Ayesha Boyce, assistant professor and Adeyemo Adetogun, Cherie Avent, and Grettel Arias Orozco, graduate students at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Together we conduct research within and evaluate three National Science Foundation (NSF) projects: 1) a Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) at a Minority Serving Institution, 2) a …

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STEM TIG Week: Defying Stereotype Narratives on who can do STEM: Lessons from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) by John Chikwem, Toks Fashola, Kevin Favor, and Monica Mitchell

Greetings AEA Colleagues! When we learned of the 2019 AEA conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power, we instantly knew our evaluative work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) held meaningful resonance. Our team includes: John Chikwem (jchikwem@lincoln.edu) – NSF PI Lincoln University of Pennsylvania; Toks Fashola – American University; Kevin Favor (kfavor@lincoln.edu) – Lincoln …

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STEM TIG Week: Building capacity of STEM evaluators: The landscape of people and resources in the field 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, along with Alexis Kaminsky from Kaminsky Consulting. Welcome to AEA365 STEM TIG week! Our posts this week each feature a presentation or session that was held in the STEM Education and Training TIG program track at Evaluation 2018. This …

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Take time to consider the role of racialization when evaluating STEM interventions by Dawn Henderson, Chad Markert, and Breonte Guy

Greetings, we are Drs. Dawn Henderson, Chad Markert, and Breonte Guy. We have collaborated on an NSF HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion Project (TIP) over the past four years and presented findings from our project at the previous three annual AEA conferences. Our work has led to valuable insights when it comes to evaluating projects designed to …

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Translating Logic Models for STEM faculty: A ‘Who, What, When, Why, and How’ Approach by Shelly Engelman, Kristin Patterson, Brandon Campitelli, and Keely Finkelstein

Hi! We are Shelly Engelman, Kristin Patterson, Brandon Campitelli, and Keely Finkelstein of the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) at the University of Texas, Austin. The mission of TIDES is to promote, support, and assess innovative, evidence-based undergraduate science education. A large part of our work entails working with STEM faculty to …

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Labor Day Week: Andrea Guajardo on Honoring Mariana Enriquez

This is part of a two-week series honoring our living evaluation pioneers in conjunction with Labor Day in the USA (September 5). My name is Andrea Guajardo, MPH, and I am the Director of Community Health at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, Texas. I am also the co-Chair of the Multiethnic Issue in Evaluation …

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Research vs Eval Week: Kirk Knestis on Dissemination as a STEM Education Research Imperative

Hello! I’m Kirk Knestis, CEO of Hezel Associates. The US Office for Human Research Projections defines “research” as any “systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.” (Emphasis mine.) We often get wrapped up in narrow distinctions like populations but I’m increasingly of the opinion that the …

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Research vs Eval Week: Dana Gonzales and Lonnie Wederski on IRB Review of STEM Learning Evaluations

Hello! We are Dana Gonzales and Lonnie Wederski, institutional review board (IRB) members at Solutions IRB, specialists in the review of evaluation research. Why talk about IRB review for evaluations of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education projects? Most simply, federally funded projects may require it. You may also ask, “Why aren’t all of …

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