Steping to sustainability in a graduate K-12 partnership

Andrea C. Burrows, Anant R. Kukreti, Carol Clinton, Kelly Cross, Regina Lamendella, Fikile Mtshiya, Amr Safwat, Gabriel Wickizer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The Science and Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) links university faculty, graduate students, secondary teachers, and secondary students in an effort to enhance student competence and promote awareness in STEM disciplines. Graduate-student Fellows gain valuable experience assisting and teaching in urban high schools. This NSF-funded project has generated hundreds of STEM lessons suitable for use by secondary school teachers. The sustainability of the program is the focus of this paper as viewed through the lessons, students, teachers, website, and the STEP Fellows. Over the past eight years, Project STEP has interacted with all of these groups to create and implement a successful community partnership. Conclusions are presented and concerns addressed. Project STEP students, teachers, and Fellows demonstrate increased awareness of the requirements and challenges of effective STEM education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

Keywords

  • Engineering
  • Partnerships
  • STEM
  • Sustainability
  • Teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Steping to sustainability in a graduate K-12 partnership'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Burrows, A. C., Kukreti, A. R., Clinton, C., Cross, K., Lamendella, R., Mtshiya, F., Safwat, A., & Wickizer, G. (2009). Steping to sustainability in a graduate K-12 partnership. In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350406] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350406