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Exploring the long-term academic and career impacts of undergraduate research in geoscience: A case study

Abstract: Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) have been shown to facilitate students’ pursuit of graduate studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including geoscience. Less is known about why or how UREs have a lasting impact on participants, particularly through graduate school and into careers. Furthermore, few studies have captured the views...

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New CSU study looks at how teachers are adapting to COVID-19 disruptions

Laura Sample McMeeking, Director of the STEM Center, is part of a team of researchers, led by Meena Balgopal (Associate Professor, Biology) to study how novice STEM teachers are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Additional support was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on a current NSF grant aimed at preparing science and math...

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Julie Sexton Awarded NSF Grant

Congratulations to Julie Sexton for receiving a $202,545 grant from the National Science Foundation for Math Skills and Affective Domain Interventions to Improve Success for Female Students in Geoscience Classes. The grant impacts female undergraduate students in geosciences classes at University of Northern Colorado. The grant lasts from October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2021....

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Tim Covino Awarded NSF-CAREER Grant

Congratulations to Tim Covino for receiving a $423,487.00 grant from the National Science Foundation – Division of Earth Sciences for CAREER: From the forest to the stream: Exploring forest land cover controls on dissolved organic matter character and aquatic ecosystem respiration in headwater streams.  The grant impacts the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory within the Warner College...

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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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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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2017-2018 Report

COVER PHOTO:Time Lapse Photography of Blue Lights

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2016-2017 Report

COVER PHOTO:Illustration of metalens designed for compact depth-sensing Credit: Image courtesy of Qi Guo and Zhujun Shi/Harvard University Find other NSF-Sponsored images in the NSF Multimedia Gallery. 

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2015-2016 Report

COVER PHOTO:View between rows of supercomputer Frontera’s servers Credit: TACC Find other NSF-Sponsored images in the NSF Multimedia Gallery.

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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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