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STEM Center is proud to continue their work with the Alliance Partnership

The STEM Center at Colorado State University is again serving as the independent evaluator for the education and outreach activities of the Alliance Partnership Summer Institutes‘ STEM programs. Our evaluation serves two purposes: (1) provide feedback for interactive development and refinement of the educational activities, and (2) provide results to gauge the success of the...

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Attend a Class on How to Create Science Videos With Your Smartphone

SciFund Challenge and the Long Term Ecological Research Network are teaming up to offer another outreach training class for scientists! This one is all about learning to make short videos! Do you want to learn how to tell the public about your science through video? Do you want to have the skills to put together compelling short...

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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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Tips for Developing STEM Education, Outreach, and Engagement

Welcome to the STEM Center’s Tips for Developing STEM Education, Outreach, and Engagement! We are excited to bring you this series of articles focused on many aspects of developing and implementing STEM programming, activities, and classroom resources. If you are interested in learning more how to plan programming, develop tools and resources, and implement programs...

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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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Program Evaluation Resources Series

Welcome to the STEM Center’s Program Evaluation Resources! We are excited to bring you this series of articles focused on many aspects of program evaluation. Although our Center focuses on education, outreach, and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, program evaluation is useful for anyone from program developers, funding organizations, and even individuals interested...

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Student Perceptions of Interest, Learning, and Engagement from an Informal Traveling Science Museum

Abstract: Informal Science Education (ISE) programs have been increasing in popularity in recent years. The National Research Council has laid out six strands that ISE programs should try to address, including increasing interest, knowledge, and allowing participants to engage in scientific activities. Past research suggests that informal settings can increase interest in science and may...

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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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