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Caring Community Construction

Within the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University lies not cold concrete, calculations, and kinematics, but rather a group of dedicated students passionate about helping better the lives of those less fortunate. Started in 2011, the Construction Management Cares program aims to aid the local community while simultaneously teaching CM students vital skills...

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Students Test Ecology Concepts With NEON Data

It’s one thing to read about ecological concepts in a textbook. It’s another to see them revealed by real-world data. Students in Paul Venturelli’s class at Ball State University recently explored key ecological concepts using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program. Paul, an Assistant Professor in the Ball State University Department of...

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Introducing the New STEM Center Website

Since its creation in 2011 the STEM Center at Colorado State University has served as a central hub of collaboration and connection in the STEM fields for campus members and the community. Although our original website served its purpose during the earlier stages of the Center we realized to best serve the needs of our...

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STEM @ CSU Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s series on STEM @ CSU! We are excited to bring you regular articles focused on STEM programming offered by CSU faculty, staff, students, and organizations. CSU offers so many events and programs aimed at a variety of audiences. Here, we will showcase these and post specific opportunities when we are...

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Resources for Grant Development Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s Grant Development Resources! We are excited to bring you this series of articles focused on funding sources and grant development. Although our Center focuses on education, outreach, and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, most of these resources will be useful to anyone involved in developing and submitting grant...

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Linking Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Political Effects of Climate Change on Agro-Ecosystems

Abstract: To meet the sustainability challenges of the future, we need leaders who are trained to work well in diverse, multidisciplinary teams and a populace that understands the biophysical and socioeconomic challenges facing humanity and how to meet the needs of its diverse stakeholders. With a goal of increasing climate literacy amongst college students, we...

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Announcing 2018 Mechanical Engineering Summer Camps

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is holding STEM-focused summer camps for middle and high school students on the campus of Colorado State University beginning in June. Mechanical Engineering camps will give students the opportunity to nurture and discover their interest in science, technology, engineering, and computing. Four camp options are available...

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Toward Meaningful Interdisciplinary Education: High School Teachers’ Views of Mathematics and Science Integration

Abstract: Numerous national initiatives call for interdisciplinary mathematics and science education, but few empirical studies have examined practical considerations for integrated instruction in high school settings. The purpose of this qualitative study was twofold. First, the study sought to describe how and to what extent teachers integrate mathematics and science curricula in their classrooms after...

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Neuroscience Experiment Kits for Students

Muscles Alive!, a neuroscience education outreach program led by researchers from the Neuromuscular Function Lab at Colorado State University teamed up with Backyard Brains to provide affordable neuroscience experiment kits for students of all ages to learn about electrophysiology.  These Human EMG devices were recently showcased at the USA Science and Engineering Festival and on...

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2014-2015 Report

This report provides details about the CSU STEM Center’s activities for the period of October 2013 to September 2015. Since the founding of the Center in 2011, Center staff has been highly productive in achieving the three goals laid out by the original subcommittee. COVER PHOTO: “Blue Flower Sun” by Devin Brown Credit: Devin K....

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